US 9,809,938 B2
Box culvert
Thomas Elliott, Reno, NV (US)
Assigned to JENSEN ENTERPRISES, INC., Sparks, NV (US)
Filed by JENSEN ENTERPRISES, INC., Sparks, NV (US)
Filed on Apr. 22, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/258,525.
Application 14/258,525 is a continuation of application No. 13/027,140, filed on Feb. 14, 2011, granted, now 8,708,601.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/338,248, filed on Feb. 16, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2014/0227037 A1, Aug. 14, 2014
Int. Cl. E01F 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC E01F 5/005 (2013.01) 9 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of constructing a box culvert for arrangement under a roadway, the method comprising:
positioning a first box culvert on the ground, the first box culvert having a first end comprising a ledge having an upper face located adjacent to a top surface of the first box culvert and a recessed area circumferentially surrounding an opening in the first box culvert, the opening making up a majority of the first end of the first box culvert;
providing a second box culvert, the second box culvert having a second end comprising a front face, a protruding ledge along a top of the second box culvert and a peripheral lip forming a circumference surrounding an opening in the second box culver culvert, the opening making up a majority of the second end of the second box culvert, the peripheral lip protruding from the front face and recessed with respect to a distal end of the protruding ledge;
lowering the second end of the second box culvert onto the first end of the first box culvert with the second end of the second box culvert at an angle such that the protruding ledge of the second box culvert contacts the upper face of the first box culvert and the upper face of the first box culvert supports the second box culvert; and
pivoting the second box culvert about the first box culvert, such that the first and second ends join together and the peripheral lip rotates into the recessed area of the first box culvert.