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Caltrans Uses Ingenuity and Creative Thinking to Solve Infrastructure Challenges



Caltrans News Flash #109

Date: December 22, 2016
District: District 4
Contact: Bob Haus
Phone: (510) 286-5576
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SAN FRANCISCO — In this Caltrans News Flash, you’ll see how the Caltrans engineers and contractors replaced a badly outdated and obsolete drain pipe in the environmentally-sensitive Crissy Field section of San Francisco. The outdated pipe caused chronic flooding in the area. With the expansion of nearby Highway 1, the need for a new, larger pipe became urgent.

Using creative thinking and ingenuity, the team replaced the pipe with no environmental damage. The project finished on time and within budget. The floods are now a thing of the past. People now pass the site every day unaware that any construction work ever took place.

The project recently won the prestigious Flood Management Project of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

This video can also be viewed at:  https://youtu.be/3X33SuDn66E

This Caltrans News Flash is the 109th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz.

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