An article from the 5 May 1906 edition of The Engineering Record entitled “Concrete and Concrete Block Sewers in St. Joseph, Missouri”. Different types of concrete sewers were designed and installed in St. Joseph over the years; some poured in place, others incorporating concrete blocks – to form arches. Source: Jon Schladweiler
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An article from the 28 April 1906 edition of The Engineering Record entitled “Reinforced Concrete Pipe Sewers in St. Joseph, Missouri”. The sewers involved here were installed to “sewer” an area being reclaimed from the Missouri River front – along the West bank of the River in St. Joseph. The first task was to build a series of dikes to help keep river flows out of the area to be reclaimed. Then the sewers were installed – as shown/described in this article. Then the area to be reclaimed was filled in – streets and other utilities installed and, buildings constructed thereon. Source: Jon Schladweiler