Bridge Flusher

Submitted by: Northeast District

Innovation Description and Benefit:

This innovation uses the truck hydraulics to power a pump to help us on our bridge flushing operations.  We installed a camera to the front of the truck so one person can see without the need for another person.  It is plumbed in the rear of the truck to allow hook up directly to a hydrant for easier loading.  There are switches in the cab to allow us to switch from spring washing to fall flushing without having to get out of the truck. This was designed for us to adapt to changing TAs so we can eliminate boots on the ground and have this as a moving operation for worker protection.

For More Information Contact

Northeast District - Maintenance 

Kevin Wolfe at or 309-267-9115.