Erosion Threatening Springdale Street

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Water running through an open ditch is starting to undermine the road surface in places along Cambridge Street in Springdale.

SPRINGDALE -- The spring rain may be good for flowers, but the storm water has been rough on a city street that is in danger of washing out.

At A Glance

Erosion Control with Gabion Baskets

Gabions are rectangular wire mesh baskets filled with rock at the project site to form flexible, permeable, monolithic structures such as retaining walls for commercial, industrial and road projects. When gabions are filled with stone, they become large, flexible building blocks from which a broad range of structures can be built. Gabions are also used for erosion control, bank stabilization, channel linings and weirs.

Source: Maccaferri Engineering Website

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