We were painting PY and J house on Sunday. The radio was on and I kept hearing jokes about the freeway collapsing. I thought may be they were referring to the big collapse during the 89 earthquake.
Sure enough they were talking about early Sunday morning.
A section of Oakland’s busy MacArthur Maze that funnels traffic onto the Bay Bridge collapsed early Sunday morning after a speeding tanker truck hauling 8,600 gallons of gasoline hit a guardrail at 3:45 AM overturned and exploded into flames. It was reported that the flames from the blaze reached up to 200 feet high. It took firefighters about two hours to extinguish. Intense heat from the flames exceeded 2,750 degrees and caused the steel beams holding up the interchange from eastbound I-80 to eastbound Interstate 580 above to buckle and bolts holding the structure together to melt, causing a 250-yard section of the roadway to collapse onto the roadway below.
Miraculously there was only one person injured, it was the driver of the truck. He walked away from the accident hailed a taxi and went to the hospital to be treated for burns to his upper body.

My heart goes out to all the commuters that funnel through that area.

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