Monday, October 20, 2008

Down By the Rock

Brushy Creek is pretty low right now. I saw these blocks about 40 yards downstream of the low water crossing, and it took me a minute or two to figure out that they came from the bridge. You can see the remaining ones in the picture below.

I had wondered for some time what would possess somebody to wrench those things loose--they are made from limestone bricks wrapped around a steel-reinforced concrete post. As I said, the creek is low right now, but in the post above there is a picture I took a year ago July, when there was water rushing over the bridge at a fairly alarming rate. It's not difficult to imagine that water being able to drag the blocks into the water and tumble them downstream.

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