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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:19cat

Video: Ice Moves Bridge In New Brunswick, Canada

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info
Ice piles up against this bridge in Canada and eventually moves the bridge three feet Ice piles up against this bridge in Canada and eventually moves the bridge three feet wn.com

Spring floods are causing major problems for residents of New Brunswick, Canada. The video below shows a bridge being moved three to six feet by large chucks of ice trying to flow underneath the bridge. The Canadian Broadcasting Company also captured footage of an 87-year-old covered bridge being swept down the Canaan River by the floodwaters.

The incident occurred last Thursday and the floodwaters were supposed to remain for a few days. Bridges and roads across the province have been closed as a precaution to protect the area’s residents.  Some of the hardest hit homes have begun to ask for compensation that would help rebuild their homes once the flooding subsides. While there is damage to people’s homes across the province, authorities say the flooding has not reached the levels it did in the spring of 2012.

Please see the video embedded under media below showing the bridge moving.

Sources: Huffington PostCBC

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The bridge starts to move at 1:05 Operation115

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