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ASTM C789

June 10, 2000

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Standard Specification for Precast Reinforced Concrete Box Sections for Culverts, Storm Drains, and Sewers



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Superseded By: ASTM C1433

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Product Details:

  • Revision: June 10, 2000
  • Published Date: June 10, 2000
  • Status: Superseded By:
  • Superseded By: ASTM C1433
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 20
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This specification covers single-cell precast reinforced concrete box sections intended to be used for the construction of culverts and for the conveyance of storm water, industrial wastes, and sewage.

A complete metric companion to Specification C 789 has been developed - C 789M; therefore, no metric equivalents are presented in this specification.

NOTE 1 - This specification is primarily a manufacturing and purchasing specification. However, standard designs are included and the criteria used to develop these designs are given in the Appendixes. The successful performance of this product depends upon the proper selection of the box section, bedding, backfill, and care that the installation conforms to the construction specifications. The owner of the precast reinforced concrete box sections specified herein is cautioned that he must properly correlate the loading conditions and the field requirements with the box section specified and provide for inspection at the construction site.

NOTE 2 - Specification C 850 is to be used for box sections with less than 2 ft of cover subjected to highway loading.