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Kurt Lischka

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Oct 15, 2004
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Due to the current damage to 30A near Big Redfish Lake caused by recent rains, Walton County has also closed the pedestrian bridge that spans the same location. The closure has come in an abundance of caution and in concern for safety due to the flood waters and damage in the surrounding area. The closure of the pedestrian bridge affects not only low speed vehicles, but walkers and bikers as well.


The bridge will remain closed until damage assessments are complete in the area and repair assessments are completed by the Public Works department. Once complete, the closure will be reassessed.
 

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i never did like that bridge. It's very heavy, quite long, and has a long unsupported span. The concrete has these kind of wavy bumps and and when you bike over them, the whole thing vibrates.
 

Will B

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I had also noticed for quite a long time that the water level on the north side of 30A was always higher. I guess nature has a way of correcting itself if the county won't clear out debris that blocks the flow!
 

Matt J

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Due to the current damage to 30A near Big Redfish Lake caused by recent rains, Walton County has also closed the pedestrian bridge that spans the same location. The closure has come in an abundance of caution and in concern for safety due to the flood waters and damage in the surrounding area. The closure of the pedestrian bridge affects not only low speed vehicles, but walkers and bikers as well.

Kurt, IIRC that bridge is for the walking/biking trail and would not accommodate LSV's in any case.
 

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An LSV might actually fit on that bridge even though they're not permitted.
 

Bob

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Nov 16, 2004
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look at google earth....pavement around the lake source....greed wins again
 

ktape

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There is little doubt that:

A. Keeping the culverts clear could have prevented a washout. I traverse this part of 30a several times a day and the north side water has been high for some time. The invasive grass that has continued to grow on the south side was clearly impeding the flow and the massive rains finally breached the road in a major way until the eroding water flow took out the roadway.

B. A bridge is needed. I believe there is a plan to put bridges over all the Dune Lakes. This might be a good place to start. As much as it would personally inconvenience me I would prefer that they not spend the time or the money to do a short term fix if a bridge is imminent.
 

Matt J

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Wait, that means someone sent it to you thinking LSV's are allowed on that bridge?!?

Might I ask your source?
 
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