Category Archive: Bridge Inspection

Mar 07 2014

Trying to Keep Our Heads Above Water

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For a little while during the past 6 months, it felt like all I saw in my dreams was flood damage. Bridge scour. Washed out roads and river banks. Culverts filled to the brim with rock and sediment. Streams doubling or tripling in width. Wood debris everywhere. Propane tanks in the middle of the channel. …

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Oct 21 2013

A Few Good Reads (10/21/13): Flooding in North India, Flooding Continues in Thailand, Roads Slowly Start to Open in Colorado

This week: Deadly floods slowly receding in India after Typhoon Phailin, the flooding continues in Thailand, 120 bridges needing repair after the Colorado flooding, CDOT and contractors working hard to reopen damaged roads by December 1, and the post flood Ghost towns in the Big Thompson Canyon. North East India Floods Update (FloodList) Odisha Floods …

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Oct 14 2013

A Few Good Reads (10/14/13): Phailin Hits India, Southeast Asia Prepares for Nari, and Colorado Repairs Continue

This week: Flooding in the aftermath of Typhoon Phailin in India, Typhoon Nari to make landfall in Southeast Asia at Vietnam on Tuesday, the repairs continue in Colorado, more good aerial imagery and comparisons of the flooding, and the challenge of dealing with rivers that have relocated in the Colorado floods. Phailin-triggered floods leave 200,000 …

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Sep 16 2013

A Few Good Reads (9/16/13): Colorado Flooding Update

National Guard said today they’ve conducted the most helicopter rescues since Hurricane Katrina. (@nicolevap, Saturday, Sept 4) It’s a scramble this morning as the floodwaters are coming down across the Colorado Front Range and the damage is still coming to light. A number of folks in our office spent the weekend in the field helping …

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