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Ivan takes out I-10 bridge over Escambia Bay.
http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news/?ei=ISO-8859-1&c=news_photos&p=Bridge ^ | 9-16-04 | Ivan

Posted on 09/16/2004 10:51:10 AM PDT by OXENinFLA

A bridge over Escambia Bay north of Pensacola, Florida is cut in two by Hurricane Ivan with a tractor-trailer rig swallowed by the gap, September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday with devastating winds and pounding waves that ripped homes apart, flooded deep inland and spawned tornadoes that killed at least eight people.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Thu Sep 16,11:42 AM ET
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A bridge over Escambia Bay north of Pensacola, Florida is cut in two by Hurricane Ivan with a tractor-trailer rig swallowed by the gap, September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday with devastating winds and pounding waves that ripped homes apart, flooded deep inland and spawned tornadoes that killed at least eight people. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The bridge carrying Interstate 10 over Escambia Bay is wiped out on both ends as what is left of a truck remains on a section, after Hurricane Ivan hit Pensacola, Florida September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday with devastating winds and pounding waves that ripped homes apart, flooded deep inland and spawned tornadoes that killed at least eight people.   REUTERS/Marc Serota

Thu Sep 16,12:14 PM ET
Reuters


The bridge carrying Interstate 10 over Escambia Bay is wiped out on both ends as what is left of a truck remains on a section, after Hurricane Ivan hit Pensacola, Florida September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday with devastating winds and pounding waves that ripped homes apart, flooded deep inland and spawned tornadoes that killed at least eight people. REUTERS/Marc Serota<

The bridge carrying Interstate 10 over Escambia Bay is wiped out on both ends as what is left of a truck remains on a section, after Hurricane Ivan hit Pensacola, Florida September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday with devastating winds and pounding waves that ripped homes apart, flooded deep inland and spawned tornadoes that killed at least eight people.   REUTERS/Marc Serota

Thu Sep 16,12:08 PM ET
Reuters


The bridge carrying Interstate 10 over Escambia Bay is wiped out on both ends as what is left of a truck remains on a section, after Hurricane Ivan hit Pensacola, Florida September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday with devastating winds and pounding waves that ripped homes apart, flooded deep inland and spawned tornadoes that killed at least eight people. REUTERS/Marc Serota


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OMG!
1 posted on 09/16/2004 10:51:11 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; RandallFlagg; ...

Ivan aftermath ping.............


2 posted on 09/16/2004 10:51:52 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA
What tractor trailer driver would have the guts (or lack of brains) to go across that bridge in the middle of a hurricane?
3 posted on 09/16/2004 10:52:59 AM PDT by mnehring (cBS- Fourth Column, Fifth Estate, Disinformers)
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To: OXENinFLA

holy buckets!!!


4 posted on 09/16/2004 10:53:12 AM PDT by Heff ("Liberty is not America's gift to the world, it's the Almighty's gift to humanity" GW Bush 4/12/04)
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To: OXENinFLA

Most likely the wave action eroded the footings of the pilings, and they collapsed..


5 posted on 09/16/2004 10:53:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
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To: mnehrling

I don't know but I hope he got out, I only see 1/2 a truck.


6 posted on 09/16/2004 10:54:54 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: ken5050

Same thing happened to CBS' bridge to the truth several years ago,


7 posted on 09/16/2004 10:55:20 AM PDT by Thrusher (The timing of this post is suspicious.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Wow. Did the driver get out OK?


8 posted on 09/16/2004 10:55:49 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Pajamamama)
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To: OXENinFLA
A bridge over Escambia Bay north of Pensacola, Florida is cut in two by Hurricane Ivan with a tractor-trailer rig swallowed by the gap, September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday with devastating winds and pounding waves that ripped homes apart, flooded deep inland and spawned tornadoes that killed at least eight people.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking
Thu Sep 16,10:33 AM ET
Reuters

A bridge over Escambia Bay north of Pensacola, Florida is cut in two by Hurricane Ivan with a tractor-trailer rig swallowed by the gap, September 16, 2004. Hurricane Ivan slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast early Thursday with devastating winds and pounding waves that ripped homes apart, flooded deep inland and spawned tornadoes that killed at least eight people. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

9 posted on 09/16/2004 10:55:55 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: mnehrling
What tractor trailer driver would have the guts (or lack of brains) to go across that bridge in the middle of a hurricane?

That was my first reaction. What the heck was he thinking?

10 posted on 09/16/2004 10:57:06 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
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To: Mamzelle

They haven't found any sign of him.


11 posted on 09/16/2004 10:57:15 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves
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To: OXENinFLA

I wonder how long it'll take to rebuild that bridge?


12 posted on 09/16/2004 10:57:18 AM PDT by RonF
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To: ken5050
footings appear to still be there.....waves just picked up the bridge with air trapped underneath and shoved it off as the rest of the pieces suggest IMO.

Stay Safe

13 posted on 09/16/2004 10:58:21 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: OXENinFLA

Remember the pics of the 38 hurricane that wiped out the railroad line in the Keys?..


14 posted on 09/16/2004 10:58:29 AM PDT by ken5050 (Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
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To: OXENinFLA

I’ve driven across that thing a few times, at least once wondering how it would fair in a big hurricane.


15 posted on 09/16/2004 10:58:36 AM PDT by elfman2
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To: OXENinFLA

Index for later.

No matter how many times you tell people to get out of the way, they still won't believe you.


16 posted on 09/16/2004 10:59:00 AM PDT by chuknospam
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To: OXENinFLA
I saw the video of this on TV .. I thought is was just under water .. I didn't know the bridge was destroyed
17 posted on 09/16/2004 11:00:04 AM PDT by Mo1 (Why is the MSM calling the Vietnam Vets and POW's a suspected group??)
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To: Squantos

I think you're correct..I only looked at the first pic..looked like a gap...should be an easy repair then..


18 posted on 09/16/2004 11:00:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
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To: ken5050
1935
19 posted on 09/16/2004 11:01:04 AM PDT by elfman2
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To: OXENinFLA

Yikes.


20 posted on 09/16/2004 11:02:00 AM PDT by b4its2late (John John Kerry Edwards change positions more often than a Nevada prostitute!!!)
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To: elfman2; ken5050

Wow!


21 posted on 09/16/2004 11:05:24 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: chuknospam

See that family on the Weather Channel last night? Little girl was 5 seconds from being swept away - gives me the willies..


22 posted on 09/16/2004 11:05:49 AM PDT by onehipdad (Make no mistake: We are now fully involved in World War III.)
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To: RonF
That is a very important economic question.

I-10 is a critical vein of commerce going from the east coast to the west coast. I-10 runs from Jacksonville, FL to Los Angeles, CA (or is it San Diego?) and it hits a lot of points in between.

23 posted on 09/16/2004 11:06:52 AM PDT by mattdono (Chris Matthew is Zell Miller's b*tch! (and the MSM is FR's b*tch!))
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To: Mo1

It dissolved...


24 posted on 09/16/2004 11:07:33 AM PDT by ken5050 (Bill Clinton has just signed to be the national spokesman for Hummer..)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
They haven't found any sign of him.

Ouch :-(

25 posted on 09/16/2004 11:09:07 AM PDT by Tamzee (Ted Koppel --- "....the media will need a stepstool to rise to the level of used car salesmen.")
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To: mattdono

It went out in Frederick, and I think at least one other time. It is a fairly long detour, but still a viable route. That is, if the other bridge is alright.


26 posted on 09/16/2004 11:09:55 AM PDT by Ingtar (Understanding is a three-edged sword : your side, my side, and the truth in between ." -- Kosh)
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To: mnehrling

What an idiot.


27 posted on 09/16/2004 11:11:10 AM PDT by pete anderson
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To: mattdono

I-10 goes to L.A. (the last portion is the Santa Monica Freeway); I-8 splits off from I-10 in Arizona and goes to San Diego.


28 posted on 09/16/2004 11:13:25 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: OXENinFLA; Eagle Eye
Thanks for the pics, OXENinFLA.
29 posted on 09/16/2004 11:14:04 AM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl ((We come) to rout out tyranny from its nest. Confusion to the enemy. - Brian Taylor, US Marine)
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To: Ingtar
Oh, I didn't know that it went out in Frederick too.

Wonder if that was the same spot? Maybe the repair job wasn't up to par?

If the other bridge isn't available and they have to detour (even if a short detour), that will mess with time schedules and fuel consumption.

We'll see. Hope it works out.

30 posted on 09/16/2004 11:15:40 AM PDT by mattdono (Chris Matthew is Zell Miller's b*tch! (and the MSM is FR's b*tch!))
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To: Squantos

Mrs SLB's paternal grandfather was killed during a hurricane in Galveston on August 15, 1915. He was the conductor on the last train going across a causeway from Galveston Island to Houston. The storm surge and wave action swamped the train. He drowned trying to save his passengers. For some time the RR refused to pay any death benefits to his widow although they did acknowledge he was told to take the last train, no matter the danger. I will dig out the web page with the pictures and post it later - makes us appreciate the power of hurricanes.


31 posted on 09/16/2004 11:16:26 AM PDT by SLB ("We must lay before Him what is in us, not what ought to be in us." C. S. Lewis)
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To: SLB

Was the August 15, 1915 hurricane the one where all the orphans died, singing hymns to God, while they washed away?

If that's the one, I still cry when I read about them..once in a blue moon.


32 posted on 09/16/2004 11:22:28 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: OXENinFLA

Isn't this the bridge that they took forever to rebuild because it was sinking? Or is that bridge the one that goes through Milton? (or is on the other side of Milton - been a while since I lived down there)


33 posted on 09/16/2004 11:23:00 AM PDT by detsaoT (insert hot-button issue here.)
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To: detsaoT

Ya got me, I'm not sure on that one.


34 posted on 09/16/2004 11:26:14 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: mattdono

Detouring to US 90 will probably add a couple of hours due to congestion. US 98 runs along the coast and may take a while to clear, but it is a possible alternative as well. Or go up I 65 and across on US 84, most of which is 4 lane now. Swing up to Auburn and Columbus, and you can get all the way to Jacsonville on 4 lane Federal highways constituting Corridor Z then US 1. http://www.georgiahighways.8m.com/gahwys/sr520.htm

This will be an inconvenience to travelers and truckers, but should have no economic impact.


35 posted on 09/16/2004 11:26:20 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: OXENinFLA

36 posted on 09/16/2004 11:27:23 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: PAR35
Thanks for the detail.

I hope there isn't an economic impact.

37 posted on 09/16/2004 11:27:35 AM PDT by mattdono (Chris Matthew is Zell Miller's b*tch! (and the MSM is FR's b*tch!))
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To: PAR35

Fox News reported that Highway 90 was not an option as it's bridge is damaged. Know another way?


38 posted on 09/16/2004 11:29:05 AM PDT by beckybea
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To: OXENinFLA

Wow...last time I was in Florida visiting my girlfriend we drove across that bridge to go to the beach.....creepy


39 posted on 09/16/2004 11:31:26 AM PDT by Blue Scourge (Off I go into the Wild Blue Yonder...)
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To: OXENinFLA

I believe the US98 bridges were taken out also. I-10 is the "main" east/west route in the south. I travel the I-10 route between TX and FL all the time, and now will have to face this mess.


40 posted on 09/16/2004 11:31:39 AM PDT by devane617
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To: beckybea

How fast can the Army Corps of Engineers put together a bridge?


41 posted on 09/16/2004 11:33:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Descending from the crest of the Escambia Bay bridges over the navigational channel below toward Exit 17/U.S. 90. This is the first U.S. 90 encounter of Interstate 10 in 175 miles since last intersecting the highway west of Tallahassee. U.S. 90 itself in east Pensacola is designated Scenic Highway, a name for which it attains along the bluffs of the westshore of Escambia and Pensacola Bays. Photo taken by 12/06/03.

42 posted on 09/16/2004 11:33:13 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: PAR35
US 98 runs along the coast and may take a while to clear

Much of US 98 can't be cleared because it doesn't exist anymore...TWC had some of the first pics from the beach. It wasn't merely underwater, it was literally washed away entirely in many places.

43 posted on 09/16/2004 11:41:12 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: OXENinFLA

Is that the west bound or eastbound lane? I am guessing it is westbound.


44 posted on 09/16/2004 11:42:23 AM PDT by SeeRushToldU_So (Shut up and sing. I don't care what you think.)
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To: SLB
Wow.......People who go in harms way to help others . How do you thank someone for such a sacrifice ? Bless em all....

Stay Safe

45 posted on 09/16/2004 11:44:15 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: mnehrling

Candidate for a "Darwin Award"!


46 posted on 09/16/2004 11:44:56 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: SeeRushToldU_So
Both

Hurricane Ivan has destroyed a quarter-mile section of the eastbound section of the bridge. A chunk of the eastbound roadway fell into the water. The westbound section is still standing but is damaged.

http://www.news4jax.com/weather/3735525/detail.html

47 posted on 09/16/2004 11:46:12 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: OXENinFLA


Is that what they call "Three-Mile bridge" or is that another one?


48 posted on 09/16/2004 11:47:19 AM PDT by Repairman Jack
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To: OXENinFLA

Wow the water is to the top of that part of the bridge. That is something!


49 posted on 09/16/2004 11:47:25 AM PDT by lawgirl (It's not about Vietnam- it's about John Kerry's lies about Vietnam.)
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To: OXENinFLA

Now why wasn't that bridge closed BEFORE some idiot tried to drive across during a hurricane????????


50 posted on 09/16/2004 11:50:12 AM PDT by petitfour
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