Bridge Failure Database
Bay Bridge MacArthur Maze connector ramp near Emeryville (California)
||Tanker truck explosion. Heat from the fire, which reached temperatures estimated at up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, caused the metal bolts and girders on the highway connector ramp above to melt. The overpass then gave way and collapsed. |
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