OAKLAND, Calif. - A stretch of highway near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed Sunday after a gasoline tanker crashed and burst into flames, leaving one of the nation's busiest spans in a state of near paralysis.
Officials said traffic could be disrupted for months. Flames shot 200 feet in the air and the heat was intense enough to melt part of the freeway and cause the collapse, but the truck's driver walked away from the scene with second-degree burns. No other injuries were reported.
So, we have this "collapse" of a bridge in Oakland due to fire. If it really was fire that caused this, I suppose it would be only the second time that a fire caused steel to melt.
"[The Collapse of World Trade Center Tower 7 was] the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel."
Ahem.... that bastard Karl Rove!!! How dare he inconvenience the commuters of San Francisco just to make Rosie look like an ass. Of course, you don't see an overpass being "collapsed" in a Red State, do you?
That evil genius!
ARC: St Wendeler