posted on Mar, 29 2004 @ 11:55 AM
Accident and negligence~~
A very similar thing happened in Detroit last fall. A tanker crashed and took out and interchange bridge that was newly rennovated. It was NB I-175
to EB and WB I-94. They claim it will be good to go in late April.
I believe the driver died.
It looked in bad condition when I saw it shortly after the accident/fire.
And, in January, another truck accident severely damaged a section of bridge over the Van Dyke (M-53) freeway.
SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Motorists may be able to use 22 Mile to cross the M-53 expressway as soon as the Fourth of July weekend.
The Michigan Department of Transportation will have the 22 Mile bridge over the expressway rebuilt by then, said Robert Morosi, a spokesman for the
The bridge has been shut since a semitrailer carrying construction equipment slammed into it in January.
Drivers on 22 Mile have been unable to take the road across M-53. About 14,000 vehicles use the bridge per day.
The number of trucker accidents is increasing dramatically. Many of these accidents seem to be damaging roads as well as killing and maiming
I don't know if drivers are more poorly trained, working too many hours on the road, or whatever. Whether it is the truck driver, other drivers bad
driving or the trucking company, it is negligence---not terrorism.