River Destroys Road In Minutes

Flea

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Fascinating! Although I can't help but wonder about someone who intentionally stands in the path of a flood, camera or no ...
 

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Water is extremely powerful and highly underrated by most. It took a rather large bridge down that was part of the NYS Thruway several years ago.
 

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Believe it or not, that's a brook. That's the Merrill Brook flooding out Desert Road in Freeport, ME. Doesn't look like much in normal weather:

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=r97gcm94nv3y&style=o&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&scene=14412270&ss=yp.desert%20of%20maine~pg.1~sst.0&encType=1


The footage was captured by Portland's Channel 8 news reporting on flash floods last year.

http://multimedia.boston.com/m/20620671/amazing-video-of-roadway-collapse-in-maine.htm

To make an odd story even odder, that is an area famous for erosion. The name Desert Road is named for the Desert of Maine which is a mile or so up the road.

A couple hundred years back, a family from Portland bought a 40 acre plot of land there. Poor farming practices destroyed the grass and eroding the top soil to a patch of sand that eventually grew to an area estimated to be 300-500 acres in size.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=r98ysp94m98f&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=14411871&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&ss=yp.desert%20of%20maine~pg.1~sst.0&encType=1
 

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