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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

culvert

[′kəl·vərt]
(engineering)
A covered channel or a large-diameter pipe that takes a watercourse below ground level.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

culvert

A passage below ground level which permits the flow of water; often a large diameter metal or concrete pipe.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For the second phase experiments, the laboratory model consisted of a rectangular bottomless culvert 0.60 meters (2 feet) wide and 0.15 meters (0.49 feet) high that was mounted in the centerline of the flume.
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The culvert teams completed the formwork for the lower lift and placed concrete for the culverts, while the bridge team cut timbers and predrilled holes for placement on the bridge footers.
The demanding role expected of drainage culverts is to ensure the control of free-flowing water, guarding against flooding and soil displacement.
A state Department of Transportation design team followed these recommendations when planning a culvert across a stream in Pawtucket, Rhode Is land's historic Slater Mill Park.
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The culvert was the first of its kind in Taiwan and was put in place earlier this year by the Forestry Bureau and Miaoli County, where most of the country's leopard cats live.
Let's consider the other end of the culvert spectrum where structures placed at road-stream intersections are designed to retain the characteristics of the natural channel under the road.
This followed the posting of a video on YouTube which showed youngsters skateboarding through the culvert, despite there being signs in place warning people of the dangers of playing near the water.
Start by digging out and removing the dirt from the location of your future culvert, leaving a 3- to 4-foot wide ditch on either side of where the culvert is to go.
So far, there have been a lot of studies on calculation of earth pressure on culvert crown and influences of earth pressure distribution, in which the stress states of the culvert with different embankment height are focused on.