A section of highway lies crumbled in Emeryville, Calif., after a tanker carrying gasoline exploded on Sunday, April 29, 2007. In the resulting blaze, a section of freeway that funnels traffic onto the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed. The truck's driver walked away from the scene and called a taxi, which took him to a nearby hospital with second-degree burns. Image Credit: AP Photo/The Oakland Tribune, Noah Berger
Note To Rosie O'Donnell: Steel Melts A Second Time
Soon to be former - Co-Host for the morning talk show, The View, once went on a 9 minute rant about the many questions surrounding the 9/11 attack. In the course of the discussion with the other Co-Hosts, Rosie concluded that, "No, but I do believe it's the first time in history that fire has melted steel - I do believe that it defies physics for the World Trade Center Building 7, which collapsed in on itself, it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved - World Trade Center 7." --- "I don't know but to say we don't know and it was imploded in a demolition is beyond ignorant, look at the films get a physics expert here from Yale, from Harvard, pick the school, it defies reason."
So guess what Rosie, fire melts steel. Of course, you can always assert that the Federal Government staged this event as well ... you are free to do so in our free speech society ...
... After all, this is such a perfect "ruse", nobody would ever suspect that this possible conspiracy "FAKE OUT" was an act conducted by the Federal Government, of fire melting steel to discredit your assertions, was actually conducted by President Bush. Oh the public spectacle of it all, just think of the traffic tie-ups in the Bay Area, there all a bunch of liberal socialists anyway, who'd notice!?
At MAXINE we say --- Hey Rosie, give us all a break, oops - that's right, you already are once you leave The View in June. Well, at least give us all an apology base upon your ignorance.
A section of highway that collapsed after a tanker carrying gasoline overturned and exploded is shown Sunday, April 29, 2007, in Oakland, Calif. Image Credit: AP Photo/The Oakland Tribune, Noah Berger
Excerpts from the Associated Press -
Bay area residents face tough commutes
By MARCUS WOHLSEN, Associated Press -- April 30, 2007
OAKLAND, Calif. - Bay Area residents began potentially their worst commute in almost two decades Monday, a day after one of the region's most traveled sections of freeway melted and collapsed following a fiery crash.
An elevated section of highway that carries motorists from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge to a number of freeways was destroyed early Sunday after heat from an overturned gasoline truck caused part of one overpass to crumple onto another.
Authorities predicted the crash would cause the worst disruption for commuters since a 1989 earthquake damaged the bridge itself. The sight of a soaring freeway twisted into a fractured mass of steel and concrete was reminiscent of the damage from the Loma Prieta quake.
"People are going to have to find a different way to work and back home in the evening, so we are asking them to plan ahead and do their homework," said Jeff Weiss, spokesman for the California Department of Transportation. "This isn't going to be fixed in a matter of days."
Nearly 75,000 vehicles used the damaged portion of the road every day. But because the accident occurred where three highways converge, authorities said it could cause commuting problems for hundreds of thousands of people. State transportation officials said 280,000 commuters take the Bay Bridge into San Francisco each day.
Aerial view of freeway interchange that funnels traffic off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed onto another highway ramp, bottom, in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 29, 2007, after a gasoline tanker truck overturned and caught fire, authorities said. Image Credit: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma
Though heat from the fire was intense enough to weaken the freeway and damage a 250-foot stretch of highway, the truck's driver walked away from the scene with second-degree burns.
James Mosqueda, 51, of Woodland, went to a gas station and called a taxi, which took him to a hospital, Cross said.
The crash occurred around 3:45 a.m. on the MacArthur Maze, a network of ramps and interchanges at the edge of downtown Oakland and about a half-mile from the Bay Bridge toll plaza. Witnesses reported flames rising up to 200 feet into the air.
Heat exceeded 2,750 degrees and caused the steel beams holding up the interchange above to buckle. Bolts holding the structure together also melted, leading to the collapse, California Department of Transportation director Will Kempton said.
Officials said the accident could have been deadly had it occurred at a busier time.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said the accident showed how fragile the Bay Area's transportation network is, whether to an earthquake or terrorist attack.
"It's another giant wake-up call," Newsom said.
Did you hear that Rosie? --- It's another giant wake-up call!!!