April 30, 2007

Oakland Freeway Collapse



Below is a live video of the fire that brought down a freeway ramp linking I-80 to I-580 across the Bay in Oakland, CA. A tanker truck carrying 8,600 gallons of gasoline had overturned at 3:41 a.m. and burst into flames on the 50-foot-high ramp connecting westbound Interstate 80 to southbound Interstate 880. Within minutes, the ramp above it -- connecting eastbound I-80 to eastbound I-580 -- collapsed in the 3,000-degree cauldron. The result - a traffic nightmare. Sources believe it may be up to a year before the ramp can be fully replaced.

SOURCE: SFGate.com, 4/30/07

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