An Aluminum Structural Plate Box Culvert & Aluminum headwalls were installed to prevent property damage from floods.
Lower Richland County is historically prone to flooding. As a part of the Southeast Richland Neighborhood Improvements Project (SERN) and the Richland County Transportation Penny Program, Rabbit Run and Lower Richland Boulevard were selected for improvements to reduce property damage as a result of flooding in Branch Creek.
A triple barrelAluminum Structural PlateBox Culvert with Aluminum Headwalls fully welded to the structure were used to improve drainage and reduce flooding. The low rise and wide span of the aluminum box culvert enabled engineers to increase the flow and minimally effect the finished elevation of the road. This solution allowed the contractor to install and backfill the structures in less than a week. A Pomona crew assembled the plate in a matter of hours. Though the road remained closed to traffic for the duration of the project, construction equipment was able to traverse the site and maintain the schedule.