RECOMME,ND'E:O PRACTI'CE FOR NUMBERIN'G BRIDGE,S AND C1UL,VE,RTS

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(First Revision)

R.ECOMMENDED PRA'CTICE FOR NUMBER,IN'G B,RIDGE:S, AND CUL V'ERTS

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THlL, INDIA:N RO',ADS C'ONG'HESS J,amna'ga,r Hoase, Sb:alljQbAa Road., ,New Delb'i .. llOOll

1979

Pd,oe Rs (,P'Jus, Packing &, Postage).

Pirst published In December" ] 9S:9 First Revision: December, 1'971 Reprinted: A.pril, 1979

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Pdoted ,at PRINTAID" New D'elbi

rae : 'l~ 1971

RECOMM (NO ,D ,PRt\.CTICE FOR Nl1l\1BERl' G BRID'GII, AND U VERTS

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I~L AU culverts and bridges OD ,~, hwgbwa,y should be assigned seP!lrat.e: [rL1mbers,~. ,TbIs .i~ a,' means t I their ea.s)' identification by the mamtenanee and lnspecting. personnel, A uniferm sys,teJlil of nurnbering the cross-drainage structu res bel n g d esi ra b 1 e, the 'S peciflca tinns and ShU1LdaxdS Committee of the Jndian Roads Congress has laid down this, standard practice.

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2,.1.. The recommended .pra cttce [S meant for uniform adoption on, an roads in the conn ry.

3", MEl"HOD OF NUMBERING

3~ J • Cross-drainage works oa ,3 road shall be numbered in serial order, in leach, kilometre separately,

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3 .. 2. The number shal] be in the form of a Fra:ction, tl e numerator denoting tll' number of kilon':u;~trc in wi Ich the structure is situated and the dencminat f the kilometre .. wise serial number 'of fh-e structure. FfUo instance the 5th cross-drainage structure [n 4dl kilometre (i,e, between kilometre stones 3, and 4)1 shall be designated

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as 5' any t u: 'Ot 1 st~uetlllre m 2St __ kj ornetre as, ---r'.

3.3. If any flew culverti bridges, are built subsequently, '[my between 'the ~h·,d. and 4t.b structures in. kilometre 375, the same :shaH

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he designated as 3/J[' 3/.2 " etc.

4. M.ANNER OF IN - CIUPT1'ON

:4.1. The number of the structure s.llll3lJJ be ins~:dbed near the 'top of the left hand slde parapet wal] as seen by t~raffic in the end elevation when l"llppf,o~chjng [he structure from each direction. Figs, I and 2 ill us rate thls,

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4,.,2,. 'Insituations where instead of parapetwalls, the structure is provided with railings but having no, end supporting pillar> on which the number could be inscribed, the number ,of 'the structure shan be indicated by means of at separate numbering plate 'of the siz'6 3.00 X 3.00 mm, There shal] be-two such numbering plates, one for each direction o.r travel, The pIa,tles Sl1,a:U. he welded cr fixed securely to the railing onIhe left l1.ands..ide faolng the carriageway ,as' close to the' ent ranee to the str ucture a s possibl e.

4,.3. In the case of buried culverts, such as pipe culverts, where there are usually no' parapet w,all:s or railings at the roadway Ievek twe stone or RCC posts, having a cross-section of

50 X 15.0 mm and exposed height 300. mm, shall be set up oneon eaeh side 'to mark tbe pos,itruoll of the' culvert, Car,e. shall "be taken t.o lecarethe m,Q,tker posts futly outside the prescribed roadway width, The culvert number shall not appear on the marker posts' but be either engraved 0'1' painted at their base as shown in Plate 1. III addition, the' number might also. be Inscribed ;lIta suitable location 011 the head waU f the tructure above the, highest water level,

4.4. The numerals used sb~lI be 100 mm high and or internationa] form confbrmlng to the IRe: 3,0 .. 19168 ~tStandard Letters and Numerala of D'LtJer'[:Int He:i,gbts foE' Use en Highw:ay Signs"; These 'shan be paJmtcd. in blac:k en a amecth panel of 300 x ,3,.00- mnr slze, The co~ our ,of'th,e baekgro und sh a] 1 be can a.ry yeUo,w, lSI Shade' No. 30.9 ..

5, MAr _TENA' CE

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