Watch a culvert collapse
January 14, 2009

The raw video of a culvert and bridge collapse in Maine really tells the story of the power of moving water in a way that textbooks and calculations simply can't. The video shows the progressive collapse and failure of a small bridge as floodwaters rush through, with a culvert pipe beneath eventually floating away. It takes just three minutes to go from the first indications of trouble to complete failure. The event happened in August, but flooding is especially prevalent in the spring, when the snow and ice frozen on and in the ground right now melt and new rains add to the runoff.

We can help you with stormwater and flood-control products, including gates for controlling water flow into culverts and through drainage systems. Please feel free to contact us with your questions.

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