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Heavy Rains Lead to Catastrophic Failure

Heavy Rains Lead to Catastrophic Failure of CMP Culvert Near Buffalo, Texas

ACPA-Website-Engineers-Liability-Thumbnail-Heavy-Rains-Lead-to-Catastrophic-Failure-1Heavy rains in May 2011 overwhelmed a 72” four-barrel Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) culvert on Texas Farm to Market Road (FM) 2539 near the town of Buffalo in Leon County, Texas. Area management from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and local maintenance crews were forced to shut down the road for more than a week while they replaced the metal culvert with reinforced concrete pipe (RCP). Estimated cost of the replacement process: $350,000.