Freeway Collapse on Highway 580 Eastbound

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    COLLAPSE OF HIGHWAY 580 OVERPASS IN THE MACARTHUR MAZE, Oakland, CA -- Early this morning a massive chunk of a 580 Eastbound overpass collapsed. The collapse was caused by an oil tanker truck that exploded underneath the 580 overpass. The heat from the truck weakened the 580 Overpass causing the overpass to collapse down crushing the truck.

    The driver of the truck reportedly was not killed but was taken to the hospital. It is estimated that this disaster will affect East Bay and Bay Bridge traffic, an already extremely congested area, for months.

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    1. Laurent Henocque 95 months ago | reply

      Not really the place to be... On Explore at rank 18 as seen on Darckr
      permalink to the Darckr view of your Flickr stream

    2. /\/\ichael Patric|{ 95 months ago | reply

      Re *New Adventures in Photography comment -- did the ramp to 880 also collapse under the force of the 580 ramp?

    3. oybay© 95 months ago | reply

      This is what Flickr is all about. Amazing shot.

    4. ~btezra~ [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

      I heard on the news that it will take "months" to repair and rebuild this structure, which I only assume will mean a severe headache for commuters

    5. Leviathor 95 months ago | reply

      How many news publications have purchased this? lol

      Seen in the interestingness archives. (?)

    6. abchick 95 months ago | reply

      Amazing photo...heard about this on npr this morning...sounds like it will be months before it's all repaired!

    7. Leviathor 95 months ago | reply

      Well, I'm back.

      This got up to #1 I think, but I missed it. Have a screenshot, though.

      Seen on the explore page. (?)

    8. carolinecohenour 95 months ago | reply

      Congrats on great catch!

      -- (?)

    9. curiousjackson 95 months ago | reply

      Great Shot much better than all the papers!

    10. *Angelita 95 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I am from there and my parents, who live a good 50 miles away, are being affected. What a disaster, but it could have been much worse--such a blessing that no one was terribly harmed.

    11. dee_r 95 months ago | reply

      thank god no one was badly hurt.

    12. Lorenzo Benetton alias apolide 95 months ago | reply

      I saw the news here before than in TV !!

    13. biok5 95 months ago | reply

      i live in Richmond and drive through there to work every morning. so far, less hassle than i expected.

      how did you get the angle on that shot?

    14. ninavizz 95 months ago | reply

      Wow- a significantly better image than most of the lamebrain MSM images. Salut!

    15. Barack Obama is my homeboy 95 months ago | reply

      It's great living on the other side of this mess :}

    16. Dave Ward Photography 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Disasters, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    17. Henderson Images 68 months ago | reply

      I drove by there about 30 minutes after this happened. The fire was already out though.

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