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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
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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

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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