EHS Helps Save 2 DELDOT Bridges from Severe Flood Damage

EHS responded to an urgent call from DelDOT for emergency flood repairs at two locations in New Castle County, DE on Montchanin Rd. and Thompson’s Bridge Rd.


At Thompson’s Bridge Rd., severe flooding took out a large portion of roadway near Brandywine Creek St. Park, resulting in a sinkhole leaving the barrier wall unsupported and damaging the drainage system. EHS engineered a solution to stabilize the wall, backfilled the sinkhole and repaired the drainage system within a matter of days.



At Montchanin Rd., major flooding a few weeks ago washed away the earth supporting a historic stone masonry bridge. This quickly created a dangerous situation that called for the bridge to be closed. EHS mobilized one business day after being contacted and filled the scour with concrete, supporting the bridge for use again. There was another severe rain event one day after EHS completed the repair. It is likely that the swift response by EHS in both of these instances saved both structures from severe damage and minimized a huge risk for the traveling public.