Next to the Dennis Road bridge replacement project, it rained two inches last night.
Saturday morning the water rushing from the Lake in the Hills Dam overwhelmed the pumps designed to keep the construction site dry enough to install concrete.
One of the two pumps was down, but there was no way with two pumps the water could be kept from flowing through the three culverts.
The replacement plan entails continuing to use the same culverts, but installing concrete facings on both sides of the bridge.
The reason is that earth and rocks around the culverts washed away causing the bridge to fail.
Since McHenry County Blog’s first report two days ago on the Dennis Road project, there has been additional erosion between the culverts.
The August 1st completion date isn’t looking good because of the recent rains, the construction supervisor said.