A preliminary examination was made of the subject pavement on November 2, 1959, by James H. Havens and the writer, of the Research Division, and J. S. Riley, Construction Division. The discover of deleterious matter in the pavement was the major reason for the inspection. Foreign objects could be found imbedded in the concrete pavement throughout the project. However, there were a great many more in two sections, each about one quarter of a mile long, than on the rest of the project. The objects observed were wood, cloth, metal and soil. However, there was decided prevalence of soil. The soil particles seem varied in shape and ranged in size from approximately one half inch in diameter to several inches in diameter.

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No. 152

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