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In The Halcyon Days Of My Youth...   3 comments

Posted at 10:40 pm in commentary


There seemed to be some effort in Columbia to make manhole covers flush with street level.

No more.

Written by ted on July 12th, 2019

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  1. I remember a time (maybe the late 70s?) when they put a layer of asphalt on the manhole leaving a gap of an inch or two. I definitely remember seeing that done on Assembly St.


    15 Jul 19 at 8:39 am

  2. This had me looking at numerous other mahole covers with a more keen eye than I previously did and I realize just how true Ted's indication was about to make manhole covers flush with street level and the only thing I can think of is a difference in the crew that installed this one vs. the others...


    16 Jul 19 at 11:01 pm

  3. In recent years I think they're more likely to grind up the old road before re-paving, rather than just adding another layer. If they just add another layer, I think they're supposed to add a ring to the opening that lifts the manhole cover up flush with the new surface.


    17 Jul 19 at 10:24 am

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