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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:30 AM
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Tanker Explodes; (SF) Bay Bridge Connector Collapses
Edited on Sun Apr-29-07 08:34 AM by Newsjock
Source: KPIX

A tanker truck exploded early Sunday morning on the I-80 WB at I-880 connector ramp, which collapsed.

... CHP officers said the tanker truck driver survived and was hospitalized with second-degree burns. There was no immediate word as to any other injuries.

The Oakland Fire Dept. said the fire was finally extinguished as of 5:50 a.m.; firefighters had to contend with extreme heat in battling the blaze. Damage to the freeway was extensive and estimated to be in the millions of dollars, Fire Battlion Chief Mike Miller said.

Structural engineer John Coyle said the heat from the blaze would have been in excess of 650 degrees to compromise the integrity of the steel that supports the connector ramp.

Read more: http://cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_119083701.html



And from KRON:
http://kron.com /

CHP officials say it could be weeks or even months before traffic resumes normally on the transition from eastbound Interstate 80 onto eastbound Interstate 580 after a tanker caught on fire and exploded early Sunday morning causing the freeway to collapse.

Live video at http://nbc11.com
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:38 AM
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1. Wow. I Used To Drive That Road.
No cause determined yet?
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:46 AM
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2. Terra? nt
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:00 AM
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4. Teamsta ? nt
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:11 AM
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8. Hamsta?
I know, I know.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:56 AM
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22. My point; will the drivers experience be looked at not to mention the hiring practices
of the company he drives for. How qualified was the driver in his hazmat training.

Before screaming the tin foil terror conspiracy, I say look to the obvious first
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 01:38 PM
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39. My Question is, why did he stop the Fuel truck under an overpass?
Drivers have done that here in Atlanta too, same result. :shrug:
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:13 PM
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57. He wrecked the truck
So he couldn't move it.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 11:36 AM
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78. He flipped the truck. Not gonna be able to move that.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:46 AM
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3. So, if we assume that truck was filled with gasoline or JP4,
and that, with heating to 650 degrees, was enough to ruin a bridge, what's that say about the JP4 from the planes that hit the WTC on 9-11?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:01 AM
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5. It wasn't the fuel that did it on 9/11
The fuel caused an explosion and flash fire. What did it was what the jet fuel ignited: carpets, fabrics, plastics, paper, wood, and a lot of things sensible people don't want to think about.

Another difference is that the truck was burning in open air. The WTC fires were largely contained within the building, drawing oxygen from outside. That contained the heat and increased its effect.

That's the fire that burned long and hot enough to soften the steel.
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Pavulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:47 AM
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17. What about the LS charges, I mean
the ones that left no chemical trace. No tell tale copper "stippling" from the jacket of that charge being used as a cutting torch.

Blah, It was a cruise missile.

I despise those threads and avoid them. But an engineering degree and 10 years in the field give me no "real" perspective.

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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 10:48 AM
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27. Pulling Oxygen in from the outside also cuts down on the Oxygen
getting to the fire so it burns cooler. Thanks for playing.
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 12:51 PM
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35. I thought the fire was on the inside?
or did I miss something as I watched those massive smoke plumes?
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 11:35 AM
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77. No, it's called a blast furnace. See "blacksmith", "steel", etc.
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whopis01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 12:11 PM
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79. Blast furnaces used forced air...
The blast refers to the air blast being forced into the chamber. That is very different from the air being pulled into a burning building due to the updraft of hot air from the fire.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 02:20 PM
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83. The effect is similar.
Firestorms, such as crown fires and WWII Dresden, are essentially blast furnaces. Rushing air fuels the fire, it doesn't diminish or extinguish it at all.
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:10 AM
Response to Reply #3
7. Obviously this was a controlled demolition.
And that tanker truck was a hologram.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:55 AM
Response to Reply #7
21. It was hit by an airplane! Nobody saw one so that's what it had to be!
:P :evilgrin: :crazy:
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 12:30 PM
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32. The truth is out there.
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ChazII Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:05 PM
Response to Reply #3
48. Rosie
will have a comment, I am sure.
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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 01:09 AM
Response to Reply #48
71. Yep, if the Oakland Coliseum collapses too, then she will have an interesting reference point!
:eyes:
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BrokenBeyondRepair Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:51 PM
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64. the entire bridge didn't collapse
apples and oranges
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 11:34 AM
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76. The entire area effected collapsed. Don't make ignorant engineering comments.
Edited on Mon Apr-30-07 11:40 AM by Zynx
There is no mechanism to go beyond the supports that are straddling the area that's being heated, especially with massively reinforced support pylons like those found in the Bay Area.

The roadway beyond the area that was melted didn't even "know" anything was happening.
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BrokenBeyondRepair Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #76
82. engineering comment or simple observation?
or are you just looking for an argument; if so.. have a nice day and good luck finding one

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GregD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:03 AM
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6. Next week's traffic going to SO SUCK
Can you imagine the traffic nightmare this will cause?

My mother in law lives in a high-rise condo right there. I can hardly wait to hear the reports.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 12:27 PM
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31. Right you are.
This happened in Birmingham, Alabama a few years ago. A tanker exploded under an overpass in the main downtown Interstate exchange, and the overpass collapsed. Traffic was disrupted over the entire metro area for months due to the detour. I live in a suburb far out from the exchange and I could tell the difference the very next day. What a mess. I can only imgine what it will be like in a much larger city.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 07:56 PM
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46. Next week? How about next 4 months. or however it takes to rebuild this.
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:18 AM
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9. SHIT!
I am up here in South Lake Tahoe and am set to head back home to SF today -- man, it is going to be ugly! East Bay traffic on Sunday into the City is already a big pain in the ass, this is going to make it impossible. San Rafael to the Golden Gate is also a paprking lot on Sundays. And I would NOT want to be comuting in from the East Bay for the next few months -- that is not going to be pretty.

Our overpasses have been extensively worked on since the Loma Prieta quake, including new fly-overs to the Bay Bridge -- I wonder if this is going to make the engineers rethink.
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schrodingers_cat Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:25 AM
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11. HHNF...we take 680 when we come back from Tahoe to the East Bay
it will take you through to the Caldecott tunnel onto 24/13/580 at Berkeley/Oakland. Sometimes it even takes less time :-)
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:32 AM
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15. Thanks for the hint!
I have been doing the old Hwy 50 route from/to Tahoe since I was a wee babe (40+ years!), and it is ingrained in my DNA by now. :D

Maybe it's time to look at something new. :hi:
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ocd liberal Donating Member (333 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 01:28 PM
Response to Reply #15
38. I always use that way too
It works! I used to live in Orinda and go to Nevada City all the time.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 01:22 PM
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37. Have you seen the new "Traffic" feature at Google Maps! Very cool...
Here, I just crated a Google Map link with a marker. at this link: <http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?q=OAKLAND+The+westbound+... >

Just click on the box on the map that says "Traffic" and it shows you the trouble areas.

Note: This works in most of the major cities around the U.S. too
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #37
68. Hey, thanks!
I'll have to e-mail that link to my sister who still lives in the Bay Area. Every time I go back to visit, the traffic seems to have gotten more horrendous.

I really miss BART, though.

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schrodingers_cat Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:18 AM
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10. Unbelievable how many people in the Bay Area this will affect
That is the transit path for anybody who works in San Francisco, but lives in the Southern portion of the East Bay. The 'Maze' is THE main stransit switchover for the Bay Area. There is also a Warriors playoff game in Oakland today. This should get interesting.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 02:00 PM
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40. it will affect them for months
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:27 AM
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12. Not a word of it on CNN or MSNBC right now.
(eom)
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:30 AM
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14. They're trying to get the TERRA TERRA TERRA 911 911 911 tealking points from the WH right now. n/t
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KeepItReal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:38 AM
Response to Reply #14
16. MSNBC just did a 1 minute blurb about it.
Thousands and thousands of people are going to be inconvenienced, they think its no big deal?
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:28 AM
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13. As if the traffic situation wasn't bad enough there already - K&R
Edited on Sun Apr-29-07 09:32 AM by slackmaster
The video on the cbs5.com site is awesome. I know several people who use that connector every day.

Tomorrow morning's commute is going to REALLY suck. There's no easy way around that.
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schrodingers_cat Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:49 AM
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19. The KRON 4 reporter that was on about an hour ago
sounded like he had spent Saturday night at the bar, and hadn't quite sobered up yet. I love that little station, it's like 'the little train that could', but I couldn't bear to listen to him. The newscasters at the station had to repeat their questions to him.
The NBC station is giving better comprehensive coverage.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:27 PM
Response to Reply #19
52. I saw that it was reporting this for several hours non-stop this morning
I don't know when they stopped. When they do that, they just repeat things over and over endlessly.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:48 AM
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18. Still nothing on the CNN website.
You'd think they'd be all over this thing by now. Very strange.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:51 AM
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20. CNN Web page has a video link now
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 10:02 AM
Response to Reply #20
24. Thanks, Slackmaster.
Haven't heard the word "terror" yet.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:59 AM
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23. "The Enemy Within" by Larry Bond... this was the first terrorist attack
on us by Iran. Terrorists jack a tractor-trailer full of gasoline and wire it full of explosives. A brainwashed Muslim suicide bomber, in his 20's, takes the truck onto the Golden Gate during morning rush. Two more terrorists escort the truck in a car until the last exit to the bridge, gunning down a CHP officer that tries to pull the truck over. The terrorists flee off the last exit, the suicide terrorist stops the truck in the middle of the span and blows himself and the truck up in a huge fireball.

We strike back hard at Iran with cruise missiles. An Iranian general gets so fustrated with the uselessness of the mullah's support of terrorism he stages a coup and drastically reduces the power of the Islamic fundamentalists and wipes out the religious terrorist training camps in his country with armored battalions.

Ironically, he becomes a bigger supporter of terrorism against the US so that we become distracted while he plots to invade Saudi Arabia. But the terrorism is not the 'God is Great! *boom*' kind, it's the 'lets start a race war and rip apart America's social fabric' kind. And it works.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 10:13 AM
Response to Reply #23
26. Maybe Larry Bond need a one way ticket to GITMO ?
Edited on Sun Apr-29-07 10:17 AM by ohio2007
LOL
I can't see the Navy launching cruise missiles if the Nimitz freeway may be in harms way due to a weekend traffic accident.

..unless a dirty bomb goes off in a city that declared itself a "nuclear free zone"



....... "Lightning" sparks blast, fire at oil refinery

A tank fire sparked by lightning burns at the Wynnewood Refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Friday.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/28/tanker.fire.ap/index.h...


riiiiight....only lightening.......

LOL
end tin foil hat screed
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #26
41. We'll see who gets blamed for it
Maybe some terra-ists put a bomb in the tanker truck while it was parked at a truck stop!

Larry Bond wrote that book a decade ago. I'm re-reading it now.
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jollyreaper2112 Donating Member (955 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 06:38 AM
Response to Reply #23
73. novel was good but disappointing
The Iranian general had a lot of potential as a character but Bond went with playing him conventional. He was very interesting up until the point where he took over Iran. After that point, the whole thing with terrorizing the US didn't make as much sense. It was out of character for how he was portrayed up to that point. And the resolution of the story, of course, was like an unrealistic action movie. What would have been more interesting is if the guy ended up in more of a Chavez situation, someone who manages to seriously piss off important people getting into power. Islamic hardliners are furious and want to retake the country. The general abrogates and revises oil contracts with western companies, pissing off the money people. And the US is concerned about what this means for the security of the Middle East. So then his college friend who works for the US military, the main character of the original novel, would be torn between feelings of loyalty for his friend and concerns over what the guy might be planning. And the general might even ask him to work as a consultant for the country, helping to secure it against religious terror. He could even operate counter-terror groups in other countries and cause even more of a rukus.

So many different options available for that story, so sad that it ended conventionally.
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 10:08 AM
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25. So much for my
easy trip to pick up friends at the Oakland Airport tonight. Ugh. It's city street time.

Coincidentally, this is the same part of the freeway that collapsed dduring the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. It took over 10 years to rebuild it. Hope it doesn't take that long this time.

Mz Pip
:dem:
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 11:12 AM
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28. They need to do more than rebuild it...they need to enlarge it.
Traffic up there is a mess MOST of the time. And every day.

:kick: :kick: :kick:
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hogwyld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #28
84. Better yet, why don't the people
Use the amazing public transport that's available? This is an opportunity for the entire "eco friendly" Bay Area to lead the U.S. by example.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 12:27 PM
Response to Reply #25
30. Go 680 to the airport
Not that that route is going to be smooth going with everybody else using it, but it will get you to the airport.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 02:50 PM
Response to Reply #25
43. I thought they didn't rebuild that death trap. I used to drive around
it whenever I could.
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 12:15 PM
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29. I'd like to see
BART add more cars and run 24 hours.
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dogfacedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 12:40 PM
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33. Phelps will call this
"a punishment from Gawd fer allowin' all them homasexyals to live there."
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 12:48 PM
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34. Oh Gawd ... Traffic sucks there under the best circumstances!
I really feel for the commuters, having been an S.F.-to East Bay driver myself back in the day ...
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 01:15 PM
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36. New Updated pictures and video at Channel 11 News
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 02:44 PM
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42. A similar thing happened in NJ a few years ago.
They had to build a parallel bridge while the original was being fixed. God only knows who's going to pay for this.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 04:13 PM
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44. Asleep at the wheel ?

As an oil tanker collided with a pylon, a major freeway collapsed in Northern California

http://www.yahoo.com/s/569047


driver walks away

.....
No other injuries were reported, which officials said was only possible because the accident happened so early on a Sunday morning. The truck driver took a taxi to a nearby hospital, Officer Trent Cross of the California Highway Patrol said.

....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070429/ap_on_re_us/highway...

so..... whats the truckers name?
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:08 PM
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49. Mud n/t
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:38 PM
Response to Reply #49
54. Mud + speeding + rookie licensed driver = recipe for disaster
Wonder what his last job was prior to getting his license.
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:16 PM
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50. James Mosqueda, 51, of Woodland
CHP officer Trent Cross said officers believe the driver of the tanker truck was going faster than the 50 mph speed limit on the connector ramp between I-80 and I-880 when he lost control at about 3:40 a.m. He said officers are examining skid marks, debris and the damaged guardrail as they try to determine how fast the truck was traveling.

He said James Mosqueda, 51, of Woodland, the driver of the tanker truck, crawled out of the passenger window, walked down the ramp to a gas station and took a taxi to a nearby hospital. He was later transferred to a hospital in San Francisco for treatment.

Cross said Mosqueda had been licensed to drive the truck for 10 months. He works for the South San Francisco-based Sabek transportation company, and is being treated for second-degree burns to his face and neck.

"If this had happened during weekday commute times, we would have had a very ugly incident on our hands," Cross said, adding that it was fortunate that no one was killed or seriously injured in the accident or subsequent collapse of the ramp. "The bridge is replaceable. A life is not," he said.

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_5780891
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:35 PM
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53. Mosqueda had been licensed to drive the truck for 10 months. eom
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schrodingers_cat Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 06:46 PM
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45. kick
:kick:
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 07:58 PM
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47. I just drove down 80 from Berkeley to the Bay Bridge
Edited on Sun Apr-29-07 08:01 PM by jgraz
1 hour from the University on-ramp to the maze. At 3 pm on a Sunday. :banghead:

BTW, the 580 exchange looks like a set from War of the Worlds.

Edit: Also, just getting out of Berkeley was a nightmare. The city has only so many ways to "empty out". Take out 580 and the whole thing basically floods with traffic.

Telecommuting here I come, er..stay.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 08:19 PM
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51. For our friends around the rest of the nation. Weekend traffic is often
not that much different than weekday days.

But, yes, this is going to make things much worse.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:09 PM
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55. HOLY SHIT
O_O
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Show_Me _The_Truth Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:10 PM
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56. Fire alone can't destroy standing structures and melt the steel beams.....Oh wait wrong forum.
:evilgrin:
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 02:03 PM
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81. LOL!
:spank:
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:43 PM
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58. Fiery crash collapses Bay Area freeway
Source: Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. - A gasoline tanker crashed and burst into flames near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Sunday, creating such intense heat that a stretch of highway melted and collapsed. Officials predicted a traffic nightmare for Bay Area commuters for weeks or months to come.

Flames shot 200 feet in the air, but the truck's driver walked away from the scene with second-degree burns. No other injuries were reported in the 3:45 a.m. crash, which officials said could have been deadly had it occurred at a busier time.

"I've never seen anything like it," Officer Trent Cross of the California Highway Patrol said of the crumpled interchange. "I'm looking at this thinking, 'Wow, no one died' that's amazing. It's just very fortunate."

Authorities said the damage could take months to repair, and that it would cause the worst disruption for Bay Area commuters since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged a section of the Bay Bridge itself.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070430/ap_on_re_us/highway...
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:43 PM
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59. STOP!
Observe the following rules when posting in the Latest Breaking News Forum

Thousands of people use the DU Latest Breaking News Forum as their primary source for news. Please do not "dilute" the forum by starting threads that are not news.

Be aware of the following restrictions when posting in Latest Breaking News:

1. Do not post news that is more than 12 hours old.
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:45 PM
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62. Uhh.....it's not news?
Edited on Sun Apr-29-07 09:45 PM by democrat2thecore
Part of the Bay Area bridge collapses and it's NOT NEWS?

on edit: The thread was started just 4 hours after the collapse - well within the DU guidelines.
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:51 PM
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63. So when is 3:45 AM 4 hours ago?
Edited on Sun Apr-29-07 09:54 PM by itsrobert
:shrug: :shrug:
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 10:00 PM
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67. You misunderstand the rules
There's nothing wrong with posting INSIDE a thread after twelve hours. The problem is posting an original thread after twelve hours This thread was posted by NewsJock:
Sun Apr-29-07 08:30 AM
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 10:13 PM
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69. I replied
to this post..... http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Which was separate thread until a mod combined it to this one. My original reply was moved with it.

So I'm not misunderstanding anything; you are.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 08:08 AM
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74. When I saw the news on Yahoo, it was flagged as only 3 minutes old
Apologies; I did not realize that it was many hours hold.
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Staph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:43 PM
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60. Un-freaking-believeable!
It looks like a freeway interchange designed by Salvidor Dali!
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Flatulo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:43 PM
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61. Wow, fire can cause steel beams to fail after all...
Has Rosie head about this yet? This would be only the second time in history...
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Flatulo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:54 PM
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66. This is clearly a Rov-ian stunt to discredit 9/11 truthers
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BrokenBeyondRepair Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 09:53 PM
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65. less cars, more bikes
Edited on Sun Apr-29-07 09:59 PM by BrokenBeyondRepair
hope this happens more often

on edit.. w/o any casualties of course
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-07 10:44 PM
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70. Same trucking company spilled 4,500 gallons of diesel into roadways and streams last June
when their truck overturned on a stretch of highway in Alameda...

http://www.motherjones.com/mojoblog/archives/2007/04/29...
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 01:56 AM
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72. hiring drivers based on the lowest bidder concept
No wonder.

They should make the CEO's personally pay for the damage the drivers cause, that would get them to be more careful of who they hire.

The rules should be a little different for drivers of tanker trunks and behemoth transport vehicles. No limited liability in my opinion.
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entanglement Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 10:55 AM
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75. One Freep is happy that Berkeley residents will be hardest hit
To: ThePythonicCow

Oh my, all the carbon emissions in those jams. Glad Im not a delivery driver anymore. The good news is that Berkeley residents will probably be hardest hit.

164 posted on 04/29/2007 9:28:02 AM PDT by Ieatfrijoles (Grilled cheese sandwiches are delicious.)
< Post Reply | Private Reply | To 161 | View Replies >

:puke:

Another wants to know if the driver is Muslim :eyes:

To: SierraWasp

Whats the drivers NAME and is he a MUSLIM????????

185 posted on 04/29/2007 10:59:32 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)

:puke:
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-30-07 12:52 PM
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80. Why did Bush want that bridge destroyed?
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