March 13, 1995 |
The rain was over, and the sun was shining. But the muddy horror continued Sunday on the banks of Arroyo Pasajero Creek. Farm workers battled the mud for the right to bury their dead loved ones and friends trapped in cars that had tumbled into the thunderous darkness when the Interstate 5 bridge collapsed. As the turbulent waters subsided Sunday morning, about 350 anxious people stood along the almond orchards above the muddy Arroyo Pasajero in a grim vigil.
March 18, 1995 |
Interstate 5, severed last week when a bridge near Coalinga collapsed, killing seven, was expected to reopen to traffic by early this morning, state officials said Friday. The Department of Transportation said expedited construction of a temporary bridge made of railroad flatcars would allow resumption of travel over Arroyo Pasajero Creek.