Bridges fail

stolen from the Daily OklahomanBridges sometimes fail

From the Shawnee Oklahoma News Star:

“He said he was driving along, and the next thing he knows, there was no pavement under him, and that he was headed for a concrete pillar of some sort and hit the water,” Wetz said. Horn said it’s possible that seven tractor-trailers and nine vehicles went into the water during the heavy downpour. “This barge came loose. It was an accident. It hit the bridge and the bridge collapsed and that was it,” Horn said.

I noticed as I was walking across the Broadway Street bridge (same river, different state) that one of the sections was steel, while the others were concrete. I suspect a similar mishap occured here sometime ago. Barges get away from time to time.