The Y Hollow Road Bridge in Eagan, Claiborne County, TN, crosses the Clearfork River, but it does so with tremendous devastation and unreliability.  The bridge is a relic of times past, when the least expensive option was to build a cement dam with holes to allow water to pass. But the unintended consequences of this type of bridge to the ecosystem–both upstream and downstream–are tremendous. The water explodes through the pipes with extraordinary force tearing away soil from the banks. The minnows and fishes that swim and spawn upstream have little hope of passage.  And when it floods, the people on and along Y Hollow Road are unable to cross the bridge. These citizens pay a tremendous price in damage to property as a result.

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