Am I the only one that thinks we should make an event of it and put things in the wall and then watch those items get crushed?
From the City we get the dates for when the big walls shall be moving about. Am I the only one that thinks we should make an event of it and put things in the wall and then watch those items get crushed? Yes, city officials I know this is a poor idea but poor ideas often result in the most dramatic and dare I say fun events.
Flood Wall Testing Schedule June 18-27
- Saturday, June 18th 2016 – Closure S-2 (South end Mayo Bridge)
- Sunday, June 19th 2016- Closure N-3 (North end Mayo Bridge)
- Monday, June 20th 2016 – Closures S-4, (Brander) N-4A, N-7; PN-3(Shockoe)
- Tuesday, June 21rd 2016 – Closures N-1, PN-1, PN-2,N-6 (Dock St.)
- Thursday, June 23th 2016 – Closures N-4, S-3, S-5 (CSX)
- Friday, June 24th 2016 – Closure N-8, PN-4 (21st Cary St.)
- Monday, June 27th 2016- Closures S-1A, S-1, N-2, N-5 (Norfolk Southern)
If you want to learn actual facts about the floodwall there is a handy Floodwall FAQ.
Q. How many miles long is the floodwall?
A. North side of James is 4,277 feet long and protects 150 acres of Shockoe Valley. The south side is 13,046 feet long and protects 600 acres. The northside floodwall extends from 12th and Byrd St. to 21st and E. Cary St. The southside floodwall extends from Goodes St. west to just west of the Manchester Bridge
Image: Floodwall FAQ