Skip to comments.Traffic chaos after bridge the size of a football field COLLAPSES onto the main freeway from Los..
Posted on 05/06/2014 10:51:17 AM PDT by C19fan
For almost a year and a half workers had been constructing a bridge to cross the main Interstate that runs between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but it took just minutes to bring the entire structure crashing to the ground. The blaze began after a construction workers' blowtorch was fanned by strong winds and ignited the wooden scaffolding that was being used to build the new flyover, across Interstate 15 in Herperia, California. Driven by high winds, the fire took hold extremely quickly and began burning the supports surrounding the bridge. Debris began to fell onto the I-15 minutes after the fire began, the road was eventually closed to traffic at 1:30pm yesterday as the $32 million construction project slowly turned into a pile of ash and twisted metal.
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What a mess. $58 million dollars down the drain.
Caused by Climate Disruption.
How NOT to build a bridge.
Look for the Union label.
Debris began “to fell”
I guess grammar and syntax were missing during this reporters correspondence college training.
Not only that, it’s Hesperia, not Herperia.
Ooops. Well they might have a few snakes out that way.
I hope nobody was hurt.
Darn global warming/sarc
YYaaaYY, California! You can’t do anything right. Why?
Collapse is such a harsh word. We construction guys prefer the term “sudden gravitational disassembly.”
A blow-torch? How primitive!
Perhaps English isn't the reporter's primary language, an H-1B or an L-1, maybe?
Until cleared up, this situation is gonna screw up truck traffic patterns all over SoCal....inbound on I-40, which merges with that I-15, will instead take State Route 95 south at the Arizona/Kalifornia state line and drop south onto the I-10 and then be able to access Los Angeles that way — but that’s something like a 100 mile detour.
Why do we always have to learn this stuff from the foreign press? Why do we even have a US press corps?
Was George Bush seen in the vicinity?
Beat me by 13 seconds.
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