Watercourse crossings

Authored by: Robert A. Douglas

Low-Volume Road Engineering: Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  January  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482212631
eBook ISBN: 9781482212655
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Watercourse crossings such as fords, culverts, and bridges are a significant expense, and can be a source of problems, on low-volume networks. Good design can alleviate many of the problems. A watercourse crossing location should be well chosen, an appropriate type crossing selected, and the opening sized correctly. The infrastructure should be installed properly and then well maintained. This chapter covers all of these aspects.

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