Tag: Flooding

When Emergency Strikes, Inspectors and Engineers Leap into Action

The Atlanta transportation system was dealt a colossal blow March 30 after a massive fire under Interstate 85 caused a large bridge section to collapse. The blaze, apparently set intentionally, brought instant headaches to hundreds of thousands of commuters – even prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. The collapse was a topic… Read More »

Road Closed — But Engineers Are On The Scene

The culvert that carried Trout Brook under STH 13 at North York in Ashland County, Wisconsin, was washed out July 11 after torrential rains hit the area.   By Jeff Abramson, PE “All the roads into Mellen (Wisconsin) were closed this morning from washouts and bridges gone.” That daunting line in an Associated Press report… Read More »

Mississippi River Flooding Raises Questions About Feasibility of Encroaching on Rivers

Mississippi River flooding that started in December has caused over 20 deaths, forced hundreds of evacuations, and left a path of destruction in Illinois and Missouri. As Illinois and Missouri were cleaning up the mess, the surging waters headed south to Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. This week all eyes are on New Orleans to see how… Read More »