I then proceeded down to southern Illinois to check out my thesis field sites which I missed doing during my last trip down here about a year ago. Even though it was getting late, I hit several of my sites, even if just for a few minutes. Once again, so many things had changed. I was pleasantly shocked, however, to find 4 expansion bolts still embedded in a concrete bridge abutment which I had installed in 1988 to secure a stream gauge.
Here's the old bridge
And these are the bolts
Oh, I should also mention that in a bit of irony, I took out a vulture today with the vehicle. It had swooped down into the road to feast on some roadkill, but it was he that ended up as roadkill.