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Re: Loads on culverts

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Bob Mahony wrote:
> If a culvert is covered by many feet of fill can arching action of the
> fill over the culvert roof be taken into account when determining the
> load?
> If the fill settles, does this mean that a wedge-shaped load of fil,l
> from finished ground level to culvert roof, is now supported on the
> culvert?
> Will the fill over the roof not transmit a component of thrust on to
> the adjacent fill as it settles?
> I would welcome any comments,
> ==
> Bob Mahony

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