Old footbridge abutment turned by big storm.

Its a subtle change but during the July 9th storm, the old ‘swing’ bridge abutment was shifted backwards by the force of he river. The old suspension bridge was destroyed in 1954 during Hurricane Hazel and the abutments have remained, more or less in place to this day. There is a strong theory that before its destruction, the bridge held together long enough to form a dam which sent the full force of the river into the small community living in the area to the right.

The before photo taken last April.

The ‘before’ photo taken this April.

The Humber in full flood, July 9, 2013

The Humber in full flood, July 9, 2013

The after photo taken July 23.

The ‘after’ photo taken July 23.

I have tried to take the comparison shot from the same viewpoint and with water levels roughly the same. To my untrained eye it looks as if not only has the big lump of concrete been rotated backwards by the force of water, it also seems as if it is riding higher, perhaps having been pushed onto higher ground.

Or maybe it’s my imagination…

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One thought on “Old footbridge abutment turned by big storm.

  1. Huge

    it does looks like it has shifted slightly – try auto aligning in photoshop – or use layers – with the upper layer set to a lower opacity – and eye-ball it –

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