CULVERTS

AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTIONS

Product Technical Department

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CULVERTS and infrastructure protection
INTRODUCTION
Structures built from gabions and Reno mattresses are a valid and effective technical solution in the design and maintenance of culverts and low-level river crossings. In inlet works it is necessary to guide the flows into the culvert, thus avoiding dangerous uncontained flows. In restoration work one should beware of erosion of river beds and banks, which may undermine the structure.

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•ease of finding suitable fill materials locally. •ease of construction even in arid locations. •ease of maintenance 3 . •unskilled labour can be used.CULVERTS and infrastructure protection ADVANTAGES •simplicity and ease of installation even on sites with difficult access. •reduction of the thickness of filter layers. •flexibility.

fords. or causeways) 4 reinforced concrete box culverts .CULVERTS and infrastructure protection The following types will be discussed: circular culverts polycentric and pipe arch culverts low-level river crossings (sometimes termed Irish crossing.

CULVERTS and infrastructure protection 1: Culvert 2: Water course section a: Absence of lateral scour b: Lateral scour c: Scour at the end of wing walls d.e: Correct solution Influence of wing walls at the outlet section 5 .

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CULVERTS and infrastructure protection Circular 7 .

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CULVERTS and infrastructure protection Polycentric Longitudinal section 10 .

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CULVERTS and infrastructure protection Reinforced concrete box Longitudinal section Single box culverts in braided river beds 12 .

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CULVERTS and infrastructure protection Typical scheme Low-level river crossing 14 .

CULVERTS and infrastructure protection Culvert crossing with small discharges (causeway) Low-level river crossing 15 .

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CULVERTS and infrastructure protection Gabion abutment (Brasil) for a bridge 17 .

CULVERTS and infrastructure protection Reno mattress abutment 18 .

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CULVERTS and infrastructure protection Gabion and Reno mattress structures have been used extensively to protect oil pipelines. power stations. etc. factories. 20 .

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