Sep 29

Segway riders and walkers share Warren Avenue in Gettysburg National Military Park. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Warren Avenue was closed after flooding in April of this year. Due to damage to the northern shoulder of the roadway, the road was re-opened one-way from Crawford Avenue to South Confederate Avenue. The recent heavy rainstorms has led the National Park Service to express a desire to keep the road one-way indefinitely.

Motorists intending to travel to Little Round Top from Crawford Avenue, make a left (camera right) … This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

… onto Warren Avenue. Plum Run travels under the bridge in this photograph. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

The flooding in April originally brought damage to the roadway. Little Round Top is in the left background. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

The damage took place on the northern (left) side of the roadway. This view was facing east at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

This view was facing west at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Rain water coming off of Little Round Top and traveling down the northern shoulder of Warren Avenue washed away the road. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Maintenance workers put in rocks and netting to stabilize the roadway, but the most recent flooding has now began to wash this away as well. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

The National Park Service explained that when the road was open two ways, cars and buses passing would move to the edges of the roadway. The large buses especially would cause damage to the road in the event that the shoulder was washed away, as it has been in this photo. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

This flat section of Warren Avenue received no damage. The end of Warren Avenue is in the center background. The barrier that disallows traffic to make a left toward the camera is to the left of the stop sign. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Two markers/monuments are located along this portion of Warren Avenue. This marker to Law’s Brigade … This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

… and this monument to the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves/38th Pennsylvania Infantry. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:10 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2011.


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