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The Maze

2007-04-30 14:32:00.958818+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Glad I don't commute: Tanker truck overturns and ignites on I-80 to I-880 overpass, destroying it and I-80E to I-580E connector. I believe that when they completed that interchange a few years ago it was on record as some of the most expensive road anywhere, measured in millions and inches. But it's a major connector between Pleasanton, Livermore and Oakland and Berkeley and San Francisco ('though you may be able to get on to the Bay Bridge without it...).

At any rate, I hope that BART manages to leverage this one well, they've already announced free rides today in the wake of the collapse, it'll be interesting to see how the commuting situation out there evolves.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-04-30 22:54:54.289241+00 by: petronius

Gee, I guess this is second time in history that a fire melted steel, just like the Twin Towers.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-01 00:10:39.522889+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, this is either going to shut up the conspiracy theorists, or fuel the flames. How long 'til someone claims that James Mosqueda was a Saudi in the employ of Karl Rove?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-01 16:24:59.319857+00 by: jeff [edit history]

I specifically moved to Marin County from Point Richmond when I took a job in Novato (to avoid travel over the Richmond Bridge). Bridges and employment in the Bay Area don't mix very well.

I still remember a 4-month commute I once did from Point Richmond to Menlo Park! Sigh.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-01 20:18:28.07043+00 by: Diane Reese [edit history]

In an interesting development, apparently there was another car fire at 11:45pm, four hours earlier, at the same general location.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-01 22:35:10.574173+00 by: Dan Lyke

And my Dad called me up yesterday reminding me to not burn any bridges...

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-02 08:05:50.919734+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It appears the bridge destruction was actually due to cyclist terrorism.