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Railroad Bridge in Fire Collapses like Dominos

Firefighters Watch a Trestle Burn and Collapse in Texas


Added: May-22-2013 
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Tags: bridge, fire,
Location: Texas, United States (load item map)
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  • Looks like the Doc and Marty are up to their old tricks again.

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  • SAN SABA (May 20, 2013)—A fire that broke out Sunday afternoon on a railroad trestle across the Lower Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa continued to burn Monday and officials at the scene estimated the bridge could be a $10 million loss.

    The fire started a little after 4 p.m. Sunday on the San Saba side of the river and the 300-yard-long bridge was engulfed in flames when the first volunteer firefighters arrived about 20 minutes later.

    Firefighters determined it would be too dan More..

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    • @Morthan
      me too. I was suspecting this to be a demolition of sorts..

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  • INSIDE JAAAWWWWWBBB ! ,,,just happened like it was controled !, they arnt even trying anymore wheres the plane ??? huh ? we all know burning things dont collapse in a nice orderly fashion ! 711 IS AN INDOORS JAAAAWWB !!!

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  • controlled demo with FD on hand to contain any spread...thus the woohoo.
    pretty cool to see.

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    • @gen_x_racing Nope. I remember reading about this when it happened a while back. The fire was caused when a freight car with an overheating (translation MELTING) bearing dripped metal onto the creosote timbers of the bridge. The area had suffered from a massive drought, and the old timbers caught. Problem is, once it gets started, those old Creosote bridges are a PAIN to put out. The Creosote is basically just oil, so you end up with a ton of tinder for the fire all of it soaked with oil.

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  • Inside Job!! Trestles don't just collapse.. I heard explosions.. and since when does wood burn? It would have had to have been over 4,00 degrees. Something is fishy here.

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  • A burning wooden bridge in Texas.
    ?
    We can't make this shit up folks.


    Right place at the right time to catch something that's probably more rare than bigfoot.
    It pays to keep a camera with you.

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  • beats chopping it down ....

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  • Precisely as planned. Don't always need the HE to do the job.

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    • @vx1 Yeah but its not as much fun

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    • @Dunblane_Truth_Seeker
      This is true... :)

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    • @vx1 SAN SABA (May 20, 2013)—A fire that broke out Sunday afternoon on a railroad trestle across the Lower Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa continued to burn Monday and officials at the scene estimated the bridge could be a $10 million loss.

      The fire started a little after 4 p.m. Sunday on the San Saba side of the river and the 300-yard-long bridge was engulfed in flames when the first volunteer firefighters arrived about 20 minutes later.

      Firefighters determined it would be to More..

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    • @Rabid GHOST Returns

      Son of a bitch! You're absolutely right!

      Damn, but that looked WAY too planned and staged to be a random fire. There were spot fire on EVERY joist that needed to fold to bring the bridge down in an orderly way. I guess that is just how the fire spread. Wow.

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    • @vx1

      I call this a false flag operation. :P

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  • Just another reason why you should never burn your bridges.

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  • The 'wooo' at the end was right out of Idiocracy.

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  • I've heard of burning your bridges...but sheesh!

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  • SAN SABA (May 20, 2013)—A fire that broke out Sunday afternoon on a railroad trestle across the Lower Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa continued to burn Monday and officials at the scene estimated the bridge could be a $10 million loss.

    The fire started a little after 4 p.m. Sunday on the San Saba side of the river and the 300-yard-long bridge was engulfed in flames when the first volunteer firefighters arrived about 20 minutes later.

    Firefighters determined it would be too dan More..

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  • controlled demolition without explosives...

    very nice

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  • Wouldn't explosives have been cleaner and safer? That had to have been planned.

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  • Controlled fire or Amtrak maintenance again?

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    • @bailoni11 - Amtrak owns little track outside of certain heavy passenger corridors, so they often run over privately owned freight lines. If their budget hasn't been deliberately cut short for decades, they might have been able to keep up with maintenance, never mind being shorted tens of billions for capital improvements.

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    • @geekstud Foamer. And there's a reason I recognize that.

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    • @willis - no foam here, I'm just quickly stating the facts.

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  • Looks intentional to me.

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  • Ah demolition... Clearly I chose the wrong career!

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  • oh they lit it deliberately, pyromaniacs.

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  • Arson or poor-man's demolition?

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  • looks like a planned demolition .

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    • @soilentgreene

      Yeah, I was thinking it might be a controlled burn - no water being put on the fire, and the fire fairly uniformly spread from one end to the other

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    • @the wedge maybe they were on a low budget :)
      didnt look like it would have been all that difficult to put out the fire if they wanted to.

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    • @the wedge looks like you're right , it caught fire and the officials allowed it to burn .
      those do look like some old fire trucks , they probably lacked the resources , a fire helicopter could've dropped flame retardant on it , new fire trucks are better equipped for that kind of stuff also.

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  • talk about burning bridges...that was some cool shit

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