The Euclid Chemical Company


Friant-Kern Canal Lining


Bakersfield, California

Managed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Friant-Kern Canal is a 152-mile-long aqueduct that conveys water to Fresno, Tulare and Kern Counties. As part of a widening project of the Seventh Standard Road bridge over the canal, the section of the canal under the bridge needed to be replaced. Because of impending rains and the critical nature of the aqueduct, Golden Empire Concrete was asked for ways to “fast track” the canal’s construction.

Euclid Chemical developed a Tuf-Strand SF reinforced concrete mix at a dosage rate of 9 lbs/yd3 that eliminated the #5 rebar at 12″ o.c., and sped up construction. The result was a durable, corrosion-resistant lining that will last for many years.