Monday, July 15, 2013

After the Tanker Fire: The View Inside the Tunnel

Currently, dozens of Caltrans staff are at the I-5/SR-2 interchange assessing the damage and beginning repair work after a tanker fire in a connector tunnel on Saturday, July 13. Northbound I-5 remains closed in the area — and after viewing the photos below, you can see why.

Every part of the tunnel was affected by the fire -- from roadbed to ceiling.
A skip loader pushes the burnt chassis of the tanker out of the tunnel.
The tanker chassis.
The Caltrans team discusses strategy.

A melted electrical panel.

Inspectors assess the damage. Notice the exposed rebar.