Freeway Bridge, Los Angeles
Close Up of Column)
This concrete bridge, north of Los Angeles,
carried a freeway. The east and west bound
carriageways were supported on separate bridges running next
to each other. The earthquake caused the collapse of the east
bound bridge and damage to the west bound one. This picture
shows the remaining west bound bridge, after the debris from
the collapsed one had been cleared away.
The bridge deck
collapsed because the columns
concrete supporting it were damaged during the earthquake.