Meade County, Kentucky
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CPI and Temple Excavating
September 25, 2005
Excessive tailwater created by large storm events along the Ohio River had been a recurring problem for the undersized culvert on Crosier Road in Meade County, Kentucky. Floodwater completely submerged the roadway and it took days for the water to recede to a normal depth. Additionally, regular flooding of the culvert contributed to the buildup of excessive debris, blocking the opening and requiring difficult maintenance.
When the Ohio River reached flood stage in the early spring of 2002, the tailwater washed out the roadway and severely damaged the culvert, requiring it to be replaced. Due to the length of a detour for Crosier Road and the existence of a dangerous hairpin turn, quick replacement of this structure for emergency vehicles and school buses was critical. Not only was the new structure cost-effective, but the 80-foot long prefabricated Capstone vehicular truss bridge would also clear-span the stream without piers. Meade County now has a permanent remedy to what was a long list of problems, including frequent washouts, debris buildup and ongoing maintenance issues.
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