580 Collapse

Oakland Overpass Collapse … and in local news, a section of the 580 freeway collapsed early this Sunday morning in Oakland. Part of the “MacAuthur Maze” — the confluence of four large freeways right by the eastern entrance of the Bay Bridge — it’s one of the busiest interchanges in the U.S.

580 East Freeway Collapse

The section collapsed after an oil truck crashed and burned. Fortunately, no one was killed, though the truck driver was badly burned. However, hundreds of thousands of people are going to be blowing hours more each day in what is already one of the worst commutes anywhere.

MacArthur Maze collapse fallen overpass wreckage, closer

fallen overpass with workers

As usual, Flickrstrs were on the scene and taking some fantastic photographs. These five from dpnowakowski, *New Adventures in Photography, pixieclipx, and S. Balcomb (2), respectively, are just a sampling.