We thought we'd finish out the week with a quick before and after photo set of the SE Umatilla Street culvert project. This is part of Environmental Service's Crystal Springs restoration effort. The old culvert under Umatilla Street was replaced with this better-designed bridge last summer, and staff checking on the project the other day captured a lovely view from a nearby back yard.
April 2012 August 2013
Before: the old culvert was too small for the creek to flow through naturally
After: this modern design is better for the creek and its salmon, and will last a lot longer than the old one (approximately 100 years!)