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Monday, May 17, 2010

Union Pacific railroad bridge nearly succumbs to flooding

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The Union Pacific Railroad bridge spanning Coleto Creek was damaged May 15 as a result of the flooding caused by torrential rainfall, the Victoria, Texas, Advocate reports.

Union Pacific crews reported to the company's Coleto Creek rail bridge early May 15 to assess damage done to the sand base of the crossover. According to officials, the rising tide washed away the base of the railroad tracks, endangering train traffic.

Assessment of the damage continues as the water recedes. Crews will begin working to mend the damage done sometime in the next few days.

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