oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The diversion of the Umlaas river

Volume 2, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



This work, involving more than 6,000,000 cubic yards of earthworks and 118,000 cubic yards of concrete, was necessary for the construction of the National Airport at Durban. The paper descriptionbes the design and construction of a concrete lined canal 12,365 feet long by 239 feet wide having a capacity of 63,800 cusecs, into which the Umlaas River was diverted, and also gives details of the construction of the inlet and outfall works of the canal and of the construction of a road bridge and a rail bridge over the canal.

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