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Picturing the Past 89: Floodgate risesPosted Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 11:34 AM
The Shelbyville floodgate during construction, from a photo dated Dec. 20, 1962. (T-G staff photo)
Floods often devastated portions of Shelbyville before the urban renewal program of the 1960s left us with a large downtown floodgate.
The gate is raised infrequently, usually when Duck River bridge floods or for occasional tests.
But the above photo, dated Dec. 20, 1962, may have been the first time it was actually raised - during the construction process.
This appears to be shot from the east, looking down West Lane Street. Looks like the pieces of the gate were brought in by rail.
Shelbyville's been well-protected by the floodgate in years since. Just something to think about on rainy days.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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