The I-85 Fire & Collapse In Atlanta: Terrorism? Or Just Stupidity?

Late in the afternoon of March 30th, a stockpile of construction supplies stored under a section of the elevated I-85 highway on the east side of downtown Atlanta GA caught fire.  The fire raged through piles of CPVC pipe and barrels containing unidentified construction materials, all sitting just some 20 feet below the roadway deck.  After about an hour, a section of the roadway collapsed onto the major surface street below.  Fortunately nobody was injured in the incident, but Atlanta has lost a critical link in its already-overtaxed highway system. I-85 is one of Atlanta’s major arteries.  Some 250,000 vehicles … Continue reading