When rescuers arrived, people were sitting on top of their submerged cars. The water is about 18 feet deep where the bridge collapse took place
How does one sit on top of a vehicle "submerged" in 18 feet of water?
The road-deck of the bridge was/is underwater, but didn't go all the way to the bottom.
posted on 05/24/2013 1:15:05 AM PDT
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The bridge is in the water. The roadway surface of the bridge ended up just below the surface of the water.
The pictures at the link below show it...click on the pictures for larger view [Getty Images cannot be posted here].
Also please notice that the places where the bridge steel is bent or ripped apart apparently were already marked with orange paint before the collapse [to the left of the cars and in the upper left corner].
posted on 05/24/2013 1:25:44 AM PDT
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posted on 05/24/2013 1:37:46 AM PDT
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Yea, it looks like the “about” in “about 18 feet of water” has a very wide range!
posted on 05/24/2013 3:59:10 AM PDT
posted on 05/24/2013 4:04:08 AM PDT
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From the pictures, it looked like the vehicles were sitting on some of the bridge debris, so that most of the car was underwater but the roofs were up and the survivors were sitting on the roofs of their cars.
posted on 05/25/2013 7:36:38 AM PDT
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