Schuylkill River—Major Crossing

by Hertel C. Missimer, (M.ASCE), Engr. of Distribution Design; Philadelphis Gas Works, Philadelphia, Pa.,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 1, Pg. 43-54

Document Type: Journal Paper


Two 30-in. (760-mm) gas pipelines were installed across the 600-ft (180-m) wide Schuylkill River in Philadelphia in a highly congested industrial area. The problems were the limited working room in the river as well as on its banks; the steep east bank was congested with numerous utilities and refinery facilities, both above and below ground; and the condensate removal system. The problems were overcome by obtaining records of the existing facilities and the geographic conditions, and the close coordination between engineering consultants, the contractor, and the owner.

Subject Headings: Gas pipelines | Consulting services | Natural gas | Rivers and streams | High-rise buildings | Existing buildings | Industrial facilities | Contractors and subcontractors | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

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