Rebuilding the Brazos River Bridge

r_i_straw Jun 8, 2016

  1. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Though in all fairness, according to your photos that bridge was rebuilt very quickly in extremely hazardous conditions. Once traffic was again running, I imagine the engineering department had other things to worry about, and little budget to spread around.
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    We will see. Maybe some day they will add some sort of shield. In the mean time it may be cheaper to hire 5 guys with two boats and a back hoe to clear it out every time the river floods.

    Here are two of the boaters climbing around on the log jam.
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  3. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Dang, that's bigger than I originally thought!! The guys on the log jamb give it better perspective!
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    That's alot of weight pushing on those piers, which don't look too steady to begin with!!
     
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  4. Chasbro

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    I've been keeping an eye out with the drone. It looks like it has diminished a little. I didn't see anyone working on it lately. The river is going down slowly. Those log jams are stubborn. Maybe they're going to wait it out and deal with it when it's an easier situation.
     
  5. gjslsffan

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    Typical RR approach. They never have time and manpower to deal with anything.
    But they always have seem to have time and money to do fix anything again, again and again.
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sounds a lot like government..... :mad:
     

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