Mile Post 5

The Nisqually River swayed dangerously close the main road between Nisqually Entrance and Longmire, near mile post #5. A casual observer might think that the view of the river has been greatly improved.

Upon closer inspection, you can see evidence of road damage. Now, there are cracks in the road that indicate the slope is slumping and sliding below.

From the river, you can see the extensive amount of erosion to the embankment.

This is how the engineers intend to repair this one. It will involve a lot of rock and fill.

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