Green Bridge, Cedar Creek Rd, Flooded and Damaged

The bitumen has been washed away, railings damaged and there is clear damage to the edge of the bridge.

We have no idea if this will be structurally sound when the water goes down.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 11th January 2011, This photo: 3:09pm

Comments

  • [ Kane ] said:
    Wow.
    With your new truck I'm sure you'll make it once the water goes down.
    Thanks
    Kane
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kanegledhill] Actually, I'd not be that certain. If it's been structurally damaged, I don't want to be putting 2.4T of truck across it :P
  • darvidanoar said:
    Aw go on! I'm sure Allan would be happy to shoot the video from the sideline haha ;-)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/dadegroot]
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/darvidanoar]
    Gold.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Holy crap, thats some serious damage David!!
    I guess you wont know what its like till the water drops.
  • Madiator said:
    Seems pretty bad, do you have any before images?
  • looby88 said:
    I would say possibly not, watched some tv programme the other day about a very old bridge in the UK somewhere, its survived 100's of years of very rough water because its covered in oysters, their tough little shells and secretions have made for - " super bridge ' ! Some bridges made of huge chunks of granite, 100's of years old have been damaged in our past floodings, this looks puny in comparison. Isnt water amazingly destructive, especially when its full of debris and rocks, scary stuff, I have a very healthy respect for it and stay away !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/madiator] cedarcreekfloods.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/tuesday-march-2... last two images in that entry.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/36021204@N03] Indeed!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Yeah pretty darn impressive amounts of water. And very destructive. People down the road have lost one of their cars.
  • looby88 said:
    as long as no-one was in it thats the main thing, its animals I feel sorry for as well, all the wildlife
  • maasha said:
    Methinks you should haul your butt out to Wivenhoe dam and setup cameras for the collapse ...
    The waiting will not be worse than the River Fire Festival, but bring an umbrella just in case.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] No, they'd left it on the far side of their driveway but the creek rose to levels it hasn't done in over 30 years and took the car. :(
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/maasha] Alas, I can't get out of here myself, or I'd be sorely tempted.
  • Madiator said:
    oops yeah that was bad..
  • smurfie_77 said:
    Wow. Powerful.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/madiator] Just a bit yeah.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/smurfie77] Very much so. Amazing the force of water down our peaceful little creek.
  • bradchiplin said:
    Incredible.