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Broken main reveals problems

 

August 24, 2022

Scott Swanson

Water pours from Pleasant Valley Bridge as a flock of geese flies by Monday morning, Aug. 22, following a break in a water main that runs under the bridge.

Water pours from Pleasant Valley Bridge as a flock of geese flies by Monday morning, Aug. 22, following a break in a water main that runs under the bridge.

Sweet Home Public Works Director Greg Springman said traffic over the bridge was shut down later in the morning to allow Linn County Road Department staffers to check the bridge's integrity – which, he said, turned out to be fine. The break was the result of pipe fittings vibrating loose, Springman said. The 12-inch steel water main is suspended by hangers from the bridge, and some of those hangers have worn out, Springman said.

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