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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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BARRE - Mill Road off Pleasant Street near the Petersham town line remains closed to vehicle traffic, and ownership of the dam at the north end of Gaston Pond has yet to be determined, but one cause of concern - blocked culverts - has been alleviated.
The flooding is thought to have been caused water build-up in a culvert.
Staff and volunteers are now finding and clearing these culverts and ditches.
Take at least one photo at the footer of each culvert (Consultant will not have to collect
In many situations, various methods of trenchless construction can rehabilitate failing culverts and installing new culvert pipes prevents making a deep excavation across a roadway, an option usually considered unacceptable because of the disruption of traffic it would cause.
Replace Terrace Lane Culvert of Northeast Branch: Replace three 36" x 54" corrugated metal pipe culverts with 12' wide open bottom box culvert with concrete headwall;
Unfortunately, once installed, culverts often are out of sight and out of mind.
The Environment Agency identified blocked culverts, ground gradients preventing flood drainage, factors surrounding the estate's link road, and heavily saturated ground as all contributing to the devastating damage.
The culverts opened a passage to upstream habitat on three creeks that was effectively blocked by the old pipes.
Soon after an officer arrived, a large section of roadway collapsed into a sinkhole, formed when a culvert gave way, according to William A.
So much for the council dealing with blocked culverts.
Oversized culverts equate to higher costs than are necessary to do the job effectively, especially for construction materials such as concrete.