culvert


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culvert

1. a drain or covered channel that crosses under a road, railway, etc.
2. a channel for an electric cable
3. a tunnel through which water is pumped into or out of a dry dock

culvert

[′kəl·vərt]
(engineering)
A covered channel or a large-diameter pipe that takes a watercourse below ground level.

culvert

A passage below ground level which permits the flow of water; often a large diameter metal or concrete pipe.
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In a statement on Friday, managing director Atanas Maina said the winds caused the enforcement bars of the culvert under construction to collapse.
While much attention has been placed on pipe ramming's effectiveness for assisting directional drilling operations, the method has also been successfully used in a more standard configuration to facilitate the installation of drainage casings by ramming a larger diameter casing over an existing culvert.
They fear Frankie had been stuck in the deep culvert at Rishworth for more than 30 hours but after the rescue, he was able to walk back to his nearby stable.
OVERGROWN grass near culverts which were partly to blame for flooding Ruthin's Glasdir Estate has swiftly been cut after photos emerged on social media.
Father and son duo Mike and Tom Ayton bagged 39 rainbows to 4lb on Cutthroat Cats, Dermot Speight and Mike Gadd took 37 to 4lb between them and Tim Grove and John Smith brought 35 out of the culvert on Cormorants and Buzzers.
Oldcastle Precast was contracted to supply approximately 10,000 linear feet of box culvert and precast pipe for the canal's upper portions.
In the case of a culvert the responsibility for maintenance lies with the landowner.
The Hall Road culvert needs to be replaced, but it is a matter of funding and priorities.
The culvert was being built over a stream in Latehar district to connect two villages.
Culverts are used to transport streams or rivers under roads and often affect the migration ability of aquatic organisms including fish.
The culvert first showed signs of collapse last May, then was flooded twice more over the summer before a final catastrophic downpour saw water rise over the banks of an open section of culvert to the north of the estate, streaming across roads and gardens into homes.
Aside from damage to personal and commercial property, flash flooding ripped through bridges, culverts and roadways.