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Operators Ed Brooks for the town and Wayne Lucas for the village use backhoes to create the bed for the new, larger culvert. Although both backhoes are extend-a-hoes, neither one alone could have reached deep or wide enough to do the job.

The old culvert was in bad shape and unable to handle any serious water flow. (Photo/Leo Desrochers)

The new culvert allows water to flow beneath the roadway unimpeded. (Photo/Leo Desrochers)

The old culvert. (Photo/Leo Desrochers)

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Dueling backhoes

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - Updated: 2:15 PM

The Town of Lake Pleasant and Village of Speculator highway departments collaborated to put a new eight-foot culvert in at the Pole Bridge stream in Perkins Clearing, replacing an old, damaged five-foot culvert pipe. (Photos/Leo Desrochers)

     

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