During the last 24 hours we've received back-channel communications from several far-flung affiliates, asking if we took any photos from the scene of this weekend's Godzilla-style freeway collapse in Oakland, California. The collapse occured after a fuel truck crashed and exploded, sending a massive fireball soaring into the sky. The driver of the truck survived, fortunately, although with second-degree burns.
As much as we enjoy urban chaos, we had other mission-critical duties to attend to on Sunday (which we'll share with one and all later this week). This being the early 21st century, however, plenty of amateur documentarians rushed to the scene, and their photos provide armchair tele-gawkers with a clear sense of the residual mayhem. So as you partake of the spectacle today and/or sit in snarled Bay Area traffic during the months ahead, we trust that you will be reminded of this core tenet of the Telstar Logistics creed: Infrastructure is sexy.
Photos of the Oakland Maze Freeway Collapse by:
S.Balcomb (Flickr Photoset)
iluvpepero (Flickr Photoset)
UPDATE: The Oakland freeway collapse has even spawned its own conspiracy theories. Check out 429truth.com to learn about the "campaign to expose the truth of 4/29," and stay away from that grassy knoll.
(Photos above: Fireball, top, SF Chronicle by James Kloss; Collapse, bottom,by iluvpepero)