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Speaking of infrastructure upgrades, here’s an interesting nugget from today’s Times article:
The pipe that broke was installed in 1912, Mickelson said. The oldest pipe in the system was installed in 1898.
He said the break may have been the result of a flaw in the pipe that finally gave way. It’s going to be difficult to replace because it’s under the bridge and has a bend in it, he said.
John Hutchins, with Harbor Consulting Company, inspected the pipe today and said, “My best guess, it was an old pipe and it just washed out and broke.”