High Water in Plymouth

high waterWondering how high the water really was when I came over the temporary bridge on the Pemigewasset into Plymouth this morning I went straight to the folks who track these things.

The U.S. Geological Survey tracks river and stream data for many points on many streams in the US and they’re nice enough to put it on their website. Their site will never win any awards for web design, but the information is there, even with a webcam (updated hourly or so.) The information on the Pemi in Plymouth is available here, or look up realtime streamflow data for your area here.

The USGS also posts great historical data on their site if you’re interested in doing some data mining!

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The Old Bridge is Gone

Bridge GoneA dreary day on a dreary week, but I stopped on the Holderness side of the bridge to get a look at what’s left of the old bridge. This is it. Just a few i-beams sticking out of the water.

I’m sure we’ll start seeing signs of the new bridge soon, but I’m not sure how much they will be working on it into the winter. For now I just hope they keep the traffic flowing while school is in session.

I’ll keep an eye on the progress (since I drive by this daily) and update as they start the new bridge.

To see the earlier steps of bridge removal, check out my posts Plymouth Bridge Destruction and Plymouth Bridge Almost Gone.

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Plymouth Bridge – Almost Gone

bridge_aug23Two days later and it’s almost gone. The bridge over the Pemi River is no longer connected to either shore.

At the rate they are going, there will be nothing except pilings left by the end of the week. Hopefully they are as quick at building the new bridge as they have been about tearing down the old one. Then again, the temporary bridge is already better than the old one. I guess we’ve already won.

Thanks Leasa for taking pictures so I could continue driving without getting in a fiery car wreck or driving off the temporary bridge.

For an earlier view of the bridge removal take a look at my post Plymouth Bridge Destruction

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Plymouth Bridge Destruction

bridge_aug23As some I’m sure are aware, the bridge that links Holderness to Plymouth (NH) is being replaced. It’s been fairly cool watching the old bridge being taken down over the past month or so and I just wanted to share this with some of the folks who may not get up to Plymouth so much anymore.

The picture was taken earlier today from the temporary bridge. It was taken with a cell phone so the quality isn’t stellar, but you get the idea.

More pictures of the earlier part of the project are available at the University’s Phisical Plant site.

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