August 01, 2007
Breaking news shows six dead, six in life-threatening condition, and dozens (possibly hundreds) with 'minor' injuries. The whole bridge just fell down with no apparant warning. We're not just talking about some of the bridge, but the entire thing. The section over the river, the sections that run to the land, everything.
The bridge was an "over-under" span, with a road bridge over a rail bridge. There was a train loaded with tanker cars on the bridge when the road span collapsed on top of it.
Eyewitness reports say that there "had to have been" hundreds of cars bumper-to-bumper on the bridge at the time of the collapse. There was construction ongoing on the bridge, but not structural: pothole fixes and that sort of thing.
Fortunately, Ph.Duck's family, many of whom drive this bridge every day, have all checked in: everybody's okay.
Could be wrong--I seem to be the only person on the web who has never driven on the bridge, nor knows anybody personally who has.
Posted by: refugee at August 02, 2007 09:23 AM (ya+0h)
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