Pursuant to your conversation with Mr. Hopgood concerning the above matter, Mr. Peed and I contacted Mr. Charlie Rogers, Resident Engineer, Madisonville, and made an inspection of the locations in question. In specific connection with this, you will recall from our Progress Report No. 1 on "A Survey of Acidity in Drainage Waters and the Condition of Highway Drainage Installations" that the acid conditions in Hopkins County were rated as extremely severe, if not the most critical in the state. It was, in part, due to the prevailing severity there that led to the selection of a location at Mortons Gap for our test installation (See page 37 of the report).
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Havens, James H., "Corrosion of Highway Structures by Acid-Bearing Drainage Water in Hopkins County" (1952). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 1294.