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Title: The Design of Box Culverts

Author(s): C. R. Burky

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 39


Appears on pages(s): 33-52


DOI: 10.14359/8618

Date: 9/1/1942

In the Canal Engineering Section of the Bureau of Reclamation rectangu Iar concrete box culverts are designed for a number of purposes. Box culverts are usually built to carry drainage water under canals, to carry drainage water under roads or railroads, or to carry canal water under roads, railroads, other canals, or natural drainage channels. In the work carried on by the Canal Engineering Section the most frequent use of box culverts is for the purpose of carrying drainage water under canals. Some of the methods used in the design of box culverts are given herein, and while this is written from the standpoint of the design of box culverts, much of the box structure. procedure outlined would apply to any box structure.