Did the unforeseen flood that destroyed the bridge fall under the “act of God” provision in the contract?

Did the unforeseen flood that destroyed the bridge fall under the “act of God” provision in the contract?

In the case of Breeknock Co. vs. Pritchard, the court didn’t explicitly address whether the unforeseen flood fell under an “act of God” provision within the contract. However, the court ruled that despite the flood being considered an extraordinary event, the builder was still liable to rebuild the bridge. This decision implied that even if it could be classified as an “act of God,” it didn’t absolve the builder from their contractual obligations to reconstruct the bridge.