Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3rd flood - Guesses Bridge

During floods we are always cut off upstream by water over Richardson's Bridge (see below) and downstream by Guesses Bridge. During this flood we had no power or phone from Thursday 21st until Monday 25th and the river rose to a peak of just over 7 metres at Thora on Friday 22nd at midday. Our little community of half a dozen houses gets isolated until the water recedes. This is what the approach to Guesses Bridge looked like on the morning of Monday 25th:

Here you can see the line of the bridge under the water:

Tuesday 25th - a view from the opposite side of the bridge showing the road damage to the bridge approaches:

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