Flood wall under repair in Bennington
Posted at: 12/12/2012 8:50 AM
By: Associated Press
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Work has started to stabilize a flood wall in Bennington, Vt., that was battered last year by Tropical Storm Irene.
The concrete flood wall along County Street near what is known as the Brooklyn Bridge suffered some damage in August 2011.
The Bennington Banner reports fast-moving flood water pounded the wall and debris, including a car, slammed into it.
After the storm, the wall and sink holes were inspected by the Army Corps of Engineers. The corps started repair work last week.
Officials say the repairs involve drilling into broad base below the earth. Concrete will then be pumped under high pressure into those holes to fill any voids underneath. The holes will then be sealed back up.
Information from: Bennington Banner, http://www.benningtonbanner.com
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