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Wall Collapses on NYC Parkway, HHudson Highway 051205
MSNBC | 05/12/05 | MSNBC

Posted on 05/12/2005 1:42:59 PM PDT by GRRRRR

Part of a retaining wall has collapsed over the NYC Parkway, the 'Henry Hudson Highway'?

Could be a nasty commute home. No evidence of terrorism.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: henryhudsonhighway; nyc; nycparkway
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1 posted on 05/12/2005 1:43:03 PM PDT by GRRRRR
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To: GRRRRR

Looks like a mudslide.


2 posted on 05/12/2005 1:44:27 PM PDT by Dog
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To: GRRRRR

Gosh, I hope no one was buried under all that dirt!


3 posted on 05/12/2005 1:44:31 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: GRRRRR

Whadda mess!!


4 posted on 05/12/2005 1:45:29 PM PDT by syriacus (Weird George Felos repeatedly flicked his tongue out his gaping mouth when lying to the press 3/31)
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To: GRRRRR

From WNBC television: Apparently no fatalities known at this time. GWBridge inbound is NOT closed...


5 posted on 05/12/2005 1:45:38 PM PDT by GRRRRR (Hillary is the most dangerous person in America and the RINO's haven't a clue...)
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To: Miss Marple

Scary! I, too, hope no motorists are trapped beneath that mountain of dirt.

Time for a few prayers.


6 posted on 05/12/2005 1:45:40 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: GRRRRR

Wow! The Henry Hudson Parkway is a beautiful drive up the west side on NY, past the George Washington Bridge and into the Boogie-down Bronx. It is quite old so I have to assume it's a failure of the retaining wall. I hope no one was hurt.


7 posted on 05/12/2005 1:46:19 PM PDT by clarissaexplainsitall (stewed tomatoes are just plain gross)
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To: GRRRRR
No problem.


8 posted on 05/12/2005 1:46:43 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: GRRRRR
From WNBC television: Apparently no fatalities known at this time. GWBridge inbound is NOT closed...

Glad to hear no fatalities. Now I can joke about how the cabbies will have to find another route to boost their fares...

9 posted on 05/12/2005 1:46:47 PM PDT by dirtboy (Drooling moron since 1998...)
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To: GRRRRR
From the WNBC website:

A major traffic delay is being reported on the West Side Highway and Henry Hudson Parkway between the George Washington Bridge and 181st Street due to a possible wall collapse or a possible debris landslide at 1380 Riverside Dr. and 181 Street.

The traffic isn't gonna be pretty, that's for sure...

10 posted on 05/12/2005 1:47:17 PM PDT by GiveEmDubya
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To: gopwinsin04

You think a H2 could climb that? Maybe a H1...


11 posted on 05/12/2005 1:49:55 PM PDT by frogjerk
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
OMG... We travel this route at least a few times each month. This looks like a California mudslide!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

12 posted on 05/12/2005 1:50:39 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: clarissaexplainsitall

That is one of the great drives in the metro area. Take it all the way up to Sleepy Hollow, stop at Washington Irving's house in Sunnyside on the way.


13 posted on 05/12/2005 1:50:51 PM PDT by Argus (Omnia taglinea in tres partes divisa est.)
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To: GRRRRR

I wonder how they know no one is under that pile of dirt?

As the crow flies, how far is that from, say, the Empire State Building?


14 posted on 05/12/2005 1:51:19 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: neverdem; Howlin; NautiNurse; ItsOurTimeNow
OMG... We travel this route at least a few times each month. This looks like a California mudslide!

I just noticed someone posted there were no fatalities... hope that's true.

15 posted on 05/12/2005 1:52:23 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: GRRRRR

"No evidence of terrorism."

What are you, the FBI? ;)


16 posted on 05/12/2005 1:52:36 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: leadpenny

Long way from the Empire State building. Why do you ask?


17 posted on 05/12/2005 1:53:20 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: GRRRRR

Good Golly!


18 posted on 05/12/2005 1:53:22 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Some stories have more spin cycles than my Kenmore washer!)
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To: #1CTYankee; .303 Brit; 2nd amendment mama; Agamemnon; AGBRUHN; always vigilant; Anarchist; ...
OMG... We travel this route at least a few times each month. This looks like a California mudslide! (Do not miss the photo)

I just noticed someone posted there were no fatalities... hope that's true.

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent Connecticut ping list.

19 posted on 05/12/2005 1:54:05 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: leadpenny

In Manhattan travel terms, it's a good distance north. Geographically, it's about 8 miles in a straight line.


20 posted on 05/12/2005 1:54:26 PM PDT by GiveEmDubya
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To: Blueflag

Just the way my brain works and too lazy to look it up.


21 posted on 05/12/2005 1:54:32 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: GRRRRR

That's going to leave a mark.


22 posted on 05/12/2005 1:55:06 PM PDT by JimWforBush
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To: leadpenny

I'd estimate about three miles. 20 blocks to a mile in NYC. Empire State at 34th. HH Pkwy at around 100th.

IIRC.


23 posted on 05/12/2005 1:55:23 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: GiveEmDubya

Thanks.


24 posted on 05/12/2005 1:55:31 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: clarissaexplainsitall

Actually, IIRC from driving by, that particular patch has always looked a little untended, and I'm sure it's probably at least 50 years old if not more. At least I hope it's not new construction made with Mafia cement or anything like that...


25 posted on 05/12/2005 1:56:19 PM PDT by livius
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To: GRRRRR

Well, taht ain't too good.


26 posted on 05/12/2005 1:56:20 PM PDT by ctlpdad (There can be no triumph without loss, no victory without suffering and no freedom without sacrifice!)
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To: Miss Marple

I think it would be a miracle if no one is under that mound of dirt and debris. At 4 pm that road was crawling.


27 posted on 05/12/2005 1:56:38 PM PDT by alisasny (We get 4 more years, you get OBAMA...: ))
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To: GiveEmDubya

Oops...guess I'm about 5 miles off.

I'm sure someone will look it up on Mapquest.


28 posted on 05/12/2005 1:56:41 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: gopwinsin04

"Once it came down, they could never get the front end in alignment again..."


29 posted on 05/12/2005 1:56:55 PM PDT by RobRoy (Child support and maintenence (alimony) are what we used to call indentured slavery)
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To: livius

Maybe they'll find Jimmy Hoffa under there.


30 posted on 05/12/2005 1:57:44 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: leadpenny

I think the dirt would have slid any vehicles sideways,as opposed to just burrying them from above. But I'm no expert.


31 posted on 05/12/2005 1:58:25 PM PDT by RobRoy (Child support and maintenence (alimony) are what we used to call indentured slavery)
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To: Palladin

That will effect traffic for some time, no?


32 posted on 05/12/2005 1:59:06 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Palladin

The GW Bridge is at 181st St. - that's supposedly where this happened. I think 8 miles would be more like it.


33 posted on 05/12/2005 1:59:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: Palladin

Who knows what (or who) they'll find under there!


34 posted on 05/12/2005 2:00:12 PM PDT by livius
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To: GRRRRR

Anybody got a map?


35 posted on 05/12/2005 2:00:50 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: GRRRRR

That's gonna leave a mark.


36 posted on 05/12/2005 2:01:03 PM PDT by Petronski (Pope Benedict XVI: A German Shepherd on the Throne of Peter)
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To: leadpenny

If one section is that shaky, I imagine the rest is also.
They'll probably close it for a coupla months and shore up the entire bank for??how many miles??

I'm an ex-New Yorker, and the infrastructure is so old there, it's a wonder there aren't more collapses of this kind, and of buildings and water mains, etc.


37 posted on 05/12/2005 2:01:51 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: GRRRRR

Looks like some NYC residents will need a SUV to get home.


38 posted on 05/12/2005 2:01:51 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: RobRoy

I wonder?


39 posted on 05/12/2005 2:01:57 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: GRRRRR; firebrand

Goodness!

Good thing I didn't go to the city today to say hello!


40 posted on 05/12/2005 2:02:29 PM PDT by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: GRRRRR; nutmeg; Clemenza
Lots of underground Springs under Washington Heights.

Did the Co-Op next to it have something to do with the landslide?

Time will tell.

Robert Moses designed the Henry Hudson Parkway.

41 posted on 05/12/2005 2:03:05 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, birds, algae)
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To: Palladin

Yeah, the engineers are going to CYA. Or, theirs, I mean.


42 posted on 05/12/2005 2:03:15 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: OrioleFan

I hope no kids were walking home from school along that path. I doubt it, though, as that would be dangerous on a good day.


43 posted on 05/12/2005 2:03:54 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: agrace

NYC ping


44 posted on 05/12/2005 2:05:58 PM PDT by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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To: GRRRRR

Latent effect from 9/11 attacks. Looks like Wall Street to me.


45 posted on 05/12/2005 2:06:41 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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That's what I was wondering about...people don't consider that a retaining wall is actually a dam, the hydrostatic pressure behind the wall can build up quite a bit, especially if the drainage behind the wall is old and it has become plugged up...


46 posted on 05/12/2005 2:07:14 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: MD_Willington_1976

It's right after the George Washington Br. heading north, at the beginning of a stretch where there are these massive old stone retaining walls. And I mean massive... I always thought they look like ancient Roman ruins, with aches and aqueducts, etc.


47 posted on 05/12/2005 2:12:08 PM PDT by Jhensy
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To: Jhensy

aches= arches


48 posted on 05/12/2005 2:13:00 PM PDT by Jhensy
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To: MD_Willington_1976

NYC has had a very rainy spring. This, plus the age of the structure, would add to the danger of collapse.


49 posted on 05/12/2005 2:14:31 PM PDT by Palladin (Proud to be a FReeper!)
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To: nutmeg; cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; NYCVirago; The Mayor; Darksheare; hellinahandcart; Chode; ...

It's all over the local news now and a traffic horror. It's just north of 181st St. and Riverside Drive/Henry Hudson Parkway.

Use alternate routes around Washington Heights and Northern Manhattan.

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50 posted on 05/12/2005 2:14:56 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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