I have seen underpasses and abandoned locations near freeways acting as transportation excess equipment “storage” facilities and thought nothing of it until this past week’s Atlanta Highway 85 fiasco.

So I have my theories as to how 3 shelterless individuals were stealing copper scrap for cash and how it most likely flinted, caught on fire and eventually caused the terrorizing explosion.

That the sections of concrete loosened heated melting away from the stablizing beams is concerning to me.

I left early that day to run errands and was riveted to the television news and constant updates.

It reminded me of the 1990 San Francisco quake when Leon Panetta, then CD (17) Representative walked the highways and bridge with his construction helmet. My sister was stuck in traffic that day when the East Bay Bridge stalled.


Published by jen padron

Mover and a shaker. Comrade. Community Bridger. Creative. Filmica. Sentimentalist. Imminent. Emergent Social Action. Change Agent. Voted for Hillary (2008, 2016).

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