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OT - Way off topic. Atlanta interstate fire.

epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
Watching this on the ATL news tonight. It is crazy. A section of the interstate collapsed. An awful commute just got crazier. Praying there was no one hurt. Near Piedmont Road and Monroe Drive. They have reversed lanes on the interstate to try to get stuck commuters out of there. Good job GSP and GDOT. It is gonna take some time, but better than those commuters sitting in traffic all night.


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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,955
    Unfortunately I'm not surprised. The infrastructure around here is terrible. 
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,206
    Makes me glad I'm 80 mi up the road. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,936
    Unfortunately I'm not surprised. The infrastructure around here is terrible. 
    Well to be fair... a huge fire under a bridge causing a section of it to collapse isn't necessarily reflective of the overall state of the infrastructure.

    I was watching that a few hours ago - was a pretty nasty fire. Would have hated to be downwind from that.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    This is gonna be a Yuge problem until it's remedied.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,206
    Traffic will increase bigly on the surface streets. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,535
    I think Atlanta should quickly install fireproofing on the underside of all the bridges and dry system sprinklers to boot. 
  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,316
    edited March 2017
    I think Atlanta should quickly install fireproofing on the underside of all the bridges and dry system sprinklers to boot. 
    And plumb it to warm the surfaces during our infamous ice jams!

    i drive this section daily!  The suck factor is unfathomable right now!  

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    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,206
    I think Atlanta should quickly install fireproofing on the underside of all the bridges and dry system sprinklers to boot. 
    And plumb it to warm the surfaces during our infamous ice jams!

    i drive this section daily!  The suck factor is unfathomable right now!  
    THen you a helluva commute!
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
    I think Atlanta should quickly install fireproofing on the underside of all the bridges and dry system sprinklers to boot. 
    And plumb it to warm the surfaces during our infamous ice jams!

    i drive this section daily!  The suck factor is unfathomable right now!  
    Yeah, tomorrow morning is going to be crazy. I drive that stretch every now and then on the way to the airport and back and traffic there is always heavy. WSB-TV says no firefighters or commuters hurt. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,955
    HeavyG said:
    Unfortunately I'm not surprised. The infrastructure around here is terrible. 
    Well to be fair... a huge fire under a bridge causing a section of it to collapse isn't necessarily reflective of the overall state of the infrastructure.

    I was watching that a few hours ago - was a pretty nasty fire. Would have hated to be downwind from that.
    I've driven that road under the bridge for many years. That bridge has been a piece of crap for two decades. 
  • Thomasc18Thomasc18 Posts: 162
    Crazy!  Can't imagine how bad the traffic will be now
    Madison, AL
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,025
    My daughter says my SIL was right in the thick of it. Looking forward to seeing some of his pictures. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • Wolfie51sbWolfie51sb Posts: 259
    Guessing the forthcoming repair can be considered a "shovel ready" job?

    Rob

    Columbus, Ohio

  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,659
    I have had to replace a bridge that happened to. Fortunately it was a secondary road. If the piles, columns, and caps aren't damaged the span could be replaced in as little as a month. It is the substructure that takes time. A fire that is on top of a bridge does relatively little damage. 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,050
    I think Atlanta should quickly install fireproofing on the underside of all the bridges and dry system sprinklers to boot. 
    Huh? wouldn't 3" table stands do the trick instead??? JUST kidding, Pete!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 16,206
    My daughter says my SIL was right in the thick of it. Looking forward to seeing some of his pictures. 
    It took me a while to understand why your sister in law was a he. Guess you old guys with married daughters have a different definition. 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. 
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,025
    My daughter says my SIL was right in the thick of it. Looking forward to seeing some of his pictures. 
    It took me a while to understand why your sister in law was a he. Guess you old guys with married daughters have a different definition. 
    Son-In-Law. Not sure about how they do it in north Georgia. 
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,663
    sad!
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  • NBCnews.com said authorities believe a large amount of PVC pipe stored under the bridge ignited. If so, that must've been a hell of a lot of pipe.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,659
    Sounds like some companies insurance is going to be none too happy. Probably some punk kid with a Bic lighter had some fun. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,955
    A friend of mine took this pic. 
  • epcotisbestepcotisbest Posts: 1,942
    NBCnews.com said authorities believe a large amount of PVC pipe stored under the bridge ignited. If so, that must've been a hell of a lot of pipe.


    Here is a photo from 11Alive news of the area. 
    Just saw @DoubleEgger pic. That must have been not long after it started. Amazing photo. Thanks for sharing.
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,496
    Working from home today!
                                                                        
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 10,025
    JRWhitee said:
    Working from home today!
    Me too.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    Talk-in' 'bout, hey now! Hey now! I-ko, I-ko, un-day
    Jock-a-mo fee-no ai na-né, jock-a-mo fee na-né

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,573
    y'all better leave now if you want to make it to the Butt Blast
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,685
    JRWhitee said:
    Working from home today!
    Me too.
    Oh geez. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,002
    edited March 2017
    if that was in mass, maybe 3 to 5 years to fix, in maine a couple weeks. how fast does things get done in georgia
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,409
    I can go that way to work but usually take the perimeter.  Left at 6:30am today and it was as busy as 7:30-8am.  DOT checked the damage and saying both North and South sections require replacement.  Going to be a long few months!!!

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