The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


Normally, the drainage systems handling the water running off the road aren't supposed to have big construction vehicles running over them because they could be damaged. That's what happened here; driving those big 200 ton trucks over this system cracked the joints and required that they all be replaced. This section is nearly 500' long, and the construction engineer will be soon getting a remote controlled camera to run inside all the pipes to check the rest of them for cracks. Photo taken in March 2001.



John Lansford
12 March 2001