June 1, 2010

Storm Drain Overflow


Ol' Faithful: Hydraulic Engineering At Its Worst


This is in Southern Minneapolis, MN on Interstate Highway I-35W and 38th street bridge.


Beware when it's raining!


Several storm drains converge at this point - engineering oops...


Local residents say it is like Ol' Faithful when it rains.


Notice where the 875 lb. cover lands.  The time on the video (approx every 2-3 mins).


They have since bolted the lid in place - it has broken the bolts several times since.


This is quite spectacular; you will want to watch this several times.





http://www.shortarmguy.com/stormdrainoverflow.wmv