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Bridge collapse at I-580 raises questions related to 9/11
by Robert B. Livingston ( gruaudemais [at] yahoo.com )
Monday Apr 30th, 2007 9:39 AM
The San Francisco Chronicle reports with very little detail that yesterday a truck "crash melted an overhead connector to Interstate 580, causing it to collapse." An explosion, described in another article, was "so powerful and hot that it melted steel and brought down a freeway...."

This raises questions relevant to many persons questioning the official 9/11 Commission Report.
April 30, 2007
San Francisco

In an article titled "THE MAZE MELTDOWN: Free rides today as transit leaders work on plan" the San Francisco Chronicle reports today that a truck "crash melted an overhead connector to Interstate 580, causing it to collapse."
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/04/30/MNGOLPI2HE1.DTL

An explosion, described in another article, was "so powerful and hot that it melted steel and brought down a freeway...."
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/30/MNGBEPI1371.DTL

"Melted steel?"

The second story states that witnesses and law enforcement officials are responsible for the assessment of how the bridge came down.

To many persons who have been asking questions about the official explanations about the destruction of World Trade Center buildings #1, #2, and particularly #7 on September 11, 2001 any description of steel melted by a fire or a fuel explosion raises relevant questions.

Many (among them 9/11 Truth physicist Steven E. Jones who have investigated and described the necessary high sustained temperatures needed to melt steel) need to ask what actually happened yesterday at the MacArthur Maze, a site which is so critical to local transportation needs that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency.

According to Project Censored, Jones asserts that "No steel-frame building, before or after the WTC buildings, has ever collapsed due to fire. But explosives can effectively sever steel columns."
http://projectcensored.org/censored_2007/index.htm#18

What comparisons can be made, or need to be made between the I-580 bridge collapse and the 9/11 WTC destructions?

Other questions:

Why do photos of the crash site show chunks of collapsed concrete bridge-- and not fine powdered dust as was noted at the 9/11 WTC sites?

Who are the witnesses cited by the Chronicle of the Sunday crash?

Why did the badly burned truck driver James Mosqueda have to walk "a mile and a half in all -- first along the overpass where he crashed and then for at least 13 blocks through the desolate streets of West Oakland -- to an Arco gas station, where he approached a cabdriver and asked for a ride to a hospital"?

How fast did emergency officials learn about and respond to the accident?

What parts of the bridge sustained damage? What actually caused the damage?

What is the truck driver's explanatation for crashing?

What other questions can be asked?

To some, linking questions about this local catastrophe to events on 9/11 may seem ludicrous.

To myself and others who have become convinced that the Official 9/11 Commission Report was (In Dr. David Ray Griffin's words) a "571-page lie" all questions are fair-- particularly when the Bay Area's leading newspaper chooses to title its leading article today about the bridge collapse as a "MAZE MELTDOWN".