Flooded river destroys road

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+66 1. MiNo commented 12 years ago

That's nature's way of saying "F U, humans"
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+15 2. vgsr commented 12 years ago

I was just washed away by this
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+52 3. flz commented 12 years ago

dune worm at the end? :O
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+4 4. shayangx commented 12 years ago

Amazing force of nature 0.0
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-8 5. 13PhiL37 commented 12 years ago

hahaha shit happens >:)
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+51 6. Lethys commented 12 years ago

It's not force of nature
It's failure of engineers
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+2 7. PortugaL26 commented 12 years ago

all hell broke loose
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+33 8. irishgek commented 12 years ago

#1 no thats natures way of saying "Next time dont be so cheap with the foundations" I agree with #6 this looks like a bridge over a small river (as you can see there was a corrugated iron tube threw its foundations) it looks like they put that tube there and piled dirt and earth on top then layed the tarmac straight on top , prime example of cheap engineering and work.
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+25 9. Oxydous commented 12 years ago

Basically what happened is they didnt ever plan for this small stream to puff up enough one day for the pipe that was supposed to run it through to fail... Well it did.. the flow was more than it could transfer to the other side.. so it started going through the sides, thus softening the soil and eventually collapsing the unsupported road-bridge.. Nice upload.. always wanted to see one.
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-4 10. justice-league commented 12 years ago

NATURE 1 HUMANS 0...This is nature's retribution for all the fukin things humans have been doing to it... The moral of this video...don't fuk with Nature or it will fuk with you...
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+13 11. kebabmaster commented 12 years ago

You have to look at the bright side, the railing is still working... >:)
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-11 12. RandomPixels commented 12 years ago

In soviet russia you need to jump to cross the bridge
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+6 13. justforcomment commented 12 years ago

2:52 the giant snakefish
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+6 14. ringmaster commented 12 years ago

In Norway such an event almost destroyed a rail road.
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+6 15. Darnko commented 12 years ago

I would say that the Culvert was plugged with debris and could not do what it was there for, letting water flow through it and under the road.
The Culvert was large enough to have avoided this. When it finally got through the water level dropped quickly. Some through and some around.
With regular maintenance of road ways, this could have being prevented. :S :O 8-)
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+1 16. soultanos commented 12 years ago

thumbs up for nature...
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+2 17. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 12 years ago

BTW No one is funding your roads anymore
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+10 18. yurtb commented 12 years ago

cool now they can build a bridge
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+4 19. drarkanex commented 12 years ago

This happened right down the road from me during the Nashville Floods... crazy shizz..
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+1 20. VzlaBoy commented 12 years ago

Meet Da True PowA O:)
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+4 21. BMX_Tavi commented 12 years ago

"handmade" roads
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+4 22. laughingscorpion commented 12 years ago

I used to live at a ravine and this would happen from time to time. The difference was that our tunnel had a few tons of concrete around it. But, when we'd have a severe downpour, dead tree logs would float to it and clog it up. Only thing to do then was tie a rope around my waist, have a couple guys holding on to the other end, jump in and take the debris away SLOWLY. If the water wasn't cold it was fun.
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-2 23. TheIsingGuy commented 12 years ago

2:53 I was expecting Iron man to fly out
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+3 24. Slap_chop_ninja commented 12 years ago

That looked like a long road. With no streetlights.
I feel sorry for the first poor sap to come down here at night.
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+9 25. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

Failure of engineers or not, the amount of force generated by the water is really amazing. It would have taken at least half a day for men to do that with shovels. :O
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-1 26. Darnko commented 12 years ago

I would say that the Culvert was plugged with debris and could not do what it was there for, letting water flow through it and under the road.
The Culvert was large enough to have avoided this. When it finally got through the water level dropped quickly. Some through and some around.
With regular maintenance of road ways, this could have being prevented. :S :O 8-)
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+5 27. CrackrJak commented 12 years ago

Hydraulic erosion can be truly amazing and scary.

The culvert was not anchored in concrete, It's obvious it didn't have a concrete spillway either. A properly designed culvert wouldn't have failed like this.
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+3 28. AryanKnight commented 12 years ago

What a shame, as it is a delightfully lovely picturesque country-road; --likely should have had three of those big galvanized-steel tubes, --as it appears that if you look to the left at about the 40%-stage you'll see that a tree appears to be growing-up at the outlet-side, whereby who knows what, perhaps a large old mattress may have gotten hung-up and that's all folks; --obviously the sharp-photographer was anticipating just such a tax-payers calamity!
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+2 29. loscohones commented 12 years ago

luckily no one was driving on it :)
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-3 30. Baboon commented 12 years ago

farfetched comments everywhere ...
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-2 31. kaleemsaudia commented 12 years ago

how i can go my home sweet home please is there another way? :'(
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0 32. xemi commented 12 years ago

damn amateurs and their overused zoom-ins.
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-1 33. karol commented 12 years ago

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-1 34. Skeesicks commented 12 years ago

#25, but only 0.00036 seconds with enough explosives
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-1 35. eduardolck commented 12 years ago

why everybody talks about nature, and do not see the second 32 and the child behind the tree
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-1 36. montypython commented 12 years ago

Disappearing tree @2:10 . . . lolz
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0 37. rstan58 commented 12 years ago

cost r rising for tax payers
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0 38. loadrunner commented 11 years ago

As if it was a sandcastle at the shore. water is very powerfull
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-1 39. cretia commented 11 years ago

This is why Australia do not have nuclear powerstations
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0 40. kabertz commented 11 years ago

they should have put a bridge there beforehand..