Thursday, May 28, 2009

May 12 - Lamp Post

Once again I was drawn to the Main Avenue bridge (also known as Veterans Memorial Bridge). The flooding is so apparent and startling there.

The first photo here I took around April 28th at the height of the flooding. As you can see, the top of the street lamps is barely visible over the water. Yes, those are actual street lamps. There is a road 30 feet down!!

There is a really nice bike path down there too.

The water as begun to recede and now you can see that lamp post again. The flood waters have caused it to lean. This is the same lamp as the first photo! You can now see the sidewalk that goes from the bridge down to the road and bike path below. Before, all of this was under water so you couldn't really see it.

You also can't see the inches of gooey, smelly silt that has been left behind. Even as much as the water has gone down, we are still at flood stage. You still can't see the road that is normally there.

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