Flooding Severely Damages Bridges in California Desert

The damage to interstate highway bridges from flash flooding in Southern California's desert over the weekend proved more widespread than initially thought.
Construction crews continue to work through Tuesday reinforcing spans over three gullies.
Flooding touched off by unusually intense rainfall of nearly 7 inches Sunday.
The peculiar precipitation washed away boulders and soil supported an elevated portion o Interstate 10 causing a collapse which weakened the westbound side but destroyed the eastbound side.
After the collapse, Caltrans inspectors found erosion under two other I-10 bridges a few miles to the west.
Crews are working to reinforce those sections with concrete and additional boulders.



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