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Interstate 85 bridge catches fire and collapses in Atlanta, Georgia - three people arrested
“The entire bridge is compromised,” Stafford said. “Right now, it’s still dangerous to go under there.”
He said the cause of the fire was not yet known but “the speculation I’ve heard is that there are some PVC products that caught fire.”
We hope that when residents are forced to use alternative modes of travel, other than individual vehicles, that people will experience the positive side of mass transit systems, and perhaps adopt this method of travel on a permanent basis.
Basil Eleby is charged with first-degree criminal damage to property, a felony. Sophia Bruner and Barry Thomas were charged with criminal trespass, although investigators said more charges could be pending.
Phelps said the Seattle region would similarly suffer a traffic nightmare if a portion of I-5 were similarly shut down for months, a predicament Atlanta now faces. Phelps said Atlanta officials have been very forthcoming about exactly what challenges are ahead.
Sloan has known Eleby for more than ten years. He said he's lived on the streets for much of their friendship. They met at the Triangle Club off Piedmont Road, a venue where several 12-step programs gather.