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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

First Casualty

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The first casualty of the river restoration project occurred on Saturday, 5 November. The force of the water being diverted for the dam work through the powerhouse caused a 48 foot section of the river walk on the Columbus-side of the river to collapse. I took this shot on Saturday, but didn't realize what I had till Sunday. Luckily, the contractor noticed something was wrong on Friday and put up some barricades. This particular section is very popular with the local fisherman and someone could have been injured or worse.
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They are working hard to get the river walk repaired by Saturday, 12 November because the Soldier Marathon is being held that day and this is part of the route. The pressure is on because this race is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.  
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6 comments:

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Odd things happen...

L.D. said...

Always unnerving to see things go we've grown accustomed to seeing in daily life

Randy said...

I agree with L.D. Love that old building.

cieldequimper said...

That's life...

Rachel said...

Thank God that no one was standing up there! Scary! And cool that you were on the scene to capture it!

Lowell said...

Wow! So good that a tragedy was averted. Lois always wanted to run the Boston Marathon and could have gotten in one year, but something happened and we couldn't go...can't remember what it was, though.