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Interstate 85 bridge catches fire and collapses in Atlanta, Georgia - three people arrested

Modified Date: 
Tue, 04/04/2017 - 8:12am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Georgia governor declares state of emergency after Atlanta bridge fire, collapse

“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.”

Atlanta's bridge collapse – what we know

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.

3 face charges in ‘maliciously set’ fire that collapsed part of I-85 in Atlanta

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.

How Seattle's freeways would fare in fire like Atlanta's

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.

Who is Basil Eleby, the man accused of setting fire that caused I-85 collapse?

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.

People Involved: 
Basil Eleby
Sophia Bruner
Barry Thomas
Roadway: 
Interstate 85

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