oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The diversion of the Umlaas river
|Article Title||The diversion of the Umlaas river|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Sep 1952|
|Pages||225 - 243|
|Keyword(s)||Bluff excavation, Calcareous sandstone, Catchment, Diaphragm wall, Drain, Excavations, Frictional resistance, Offloading areas, Outfall works, Parabolas, Parapet wall, Pneumatic-tyred roller, Poker type vibrators, Skips, Velocities, Vertical guide rails and Weepholes|
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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