Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

Here’s another bit of Old Mission Peninsula road news, piggybacking on yesterday’s news about Peninsula Drive and Bluff Road.

Or perhaps we should call this “hogsbacking,” since the news refers to a section of “The Hogsback,” located on Center Road about a quarter-mile north of the Smokey Hollow Road intersection.

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After posting yesterday’s news on the Gazette’s Facebook page (hop over and “like” it here – not only do you see all the stories there, but I also post breaking news and other OMP info here), OMP resident Ryan Teelander commented that he spotted another wash-out on Center Road (aka The Hogsback).

At first, I thought Ryan was referring to the south end of the Hogsback (near “the Cut-Across”), because that’s where some drainage and curb work had been done this summer.

But when Tim and I drove over to check it out, we realized this is a totally different spot on the north end of the Hogsback, sort of across the road from the driveway to Little Fox Farm’s garden center, near the phone company’s old switching station.

I’m actually surprised that the west lane of Center Road there hadn’t been shut down, because the wash-out dug into the roadbed and washed the side of the bank into the woods there.

As a side note, I used to play in this woods where the bank has washed out, because my brother Dean Johnson owns the house on the other side of it – the old Roger and Leona Kitchen place for longtime OMPers. It was the first farm he bought when he was a youngster.

Take a look at a few photos of the wash-out.

Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Erosion and Wash-Out on Center Road aka The Hogsback on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Went walking north on bluff the other day…. after 3 days of heavy rain last week…. you should check out the stairways to the water between the closed sections….. looks like Fun house stairs! All twisted and kittywampus 😮😮😮

    • Removing all those trees (including a pre-Civil War gem hurting no one) along Peninsula Drive because they “ cast shadows and hasten a roads demise.”
      (Per the Road Commission spokesperson) looks a wee bit questionable now. These were not diseased trees, but trees soaking up water and anchoring the soil.

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