Archive for August 16th, 2007

What a real accident looks like

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

A “firey” crash in Grand Junction, Colorado bears all the same marks of 4/29: a truck, an overpass, smoke scarring from a fire that engulfed the bridge. Unlike 4/29 the truck even hit a bridge support directly.

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So why didn’t the bridge collapse like the 580/880 interchange? This story demonstrates that a truck crash cannot collapse an overpass – unless that bridge is loaded with thermite demolition charges.