Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsEarthquakes San Francisco
IN THE NEWS

Earthquakes San Francisco

NEWS
February 28, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A symbolic chiseling of concrete from the Embarcadero Freeway, California's first interstate highway and one of this city's most infamous landmarks, on Wednesday signaled the long-awaited start of demolition for the earthquake-crippled structure. In a festive noon ceremony near the beginning of the double-deck freeway, city leaders praised efforts to raze California 480, rendered useless after the Loma Prieta earthquake closed it to traffic more than a year ago.
Advertisement
NEWS
February 23, 1991 | From United Press International
A daring and elusive band of renegade roller-skaters planned to make their last midnight run Friday on the Embarcadero Freeway before the quake-damaged span is demolished next week. The freeway leading from San Francisco's Bay Bridge to Chinatown was damaged in the October, 1989, earthquake. The structure has been closed since the quake and is scheduled to be demolished, beginning with a ceremony Wednesday. Before then, the Outdoor Rollerskating Assn.
NEWS
February 11, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vast stretches of viaducts and freeways crippled by the Loma Prieta earthquake more than a year ago are still waiting for repairs, their abandoned structures mocking worsening traffic below. Almost a quarter of the city's highways, including one of the nation's most intricate systems of bridges and ramps, are closed and scheduled for refitting or demolition. For the next four years, officials say, Bay Area motorists will see more freeway construction--$1.
NEWS
November 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal Highway Administration bureaucrats have decided that San Franciscans will have to put up with the earthquake-damaged Embarcadero Freeway at least until April, state officials said. Mayor Art Agnos, his staff and the state Department of Transportation had been under the impression that demolition of the elevated roadway could begin in January. But Caltrans officials said federal regulations require an environmental report before the 80,000 tons of freeway can be removed.
NEWS
October 18, 1990 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Church bells pealed while many people briefly lowered their heads in silence at precisely 5:04 p.m. as Northern California solemnly marked the anniversary Wednesday of the deadly, devastating Loma Prieta earthquake. Remembrances began early with the blessing of a rebuilt home in the hard-hit farming community of Watsonville 100 miles south of here and continued with the midday planting of nine trees along the route of an Oakland freeway that collapsed and killed more than 40 people.
NEWS
October 18, 1990 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Roberts, a gruff-talking engineer who is happiest poring over bridge designs and calculating stress and load factors, has been thrust by the Loma Prieta earthquake into the unlikely role of an international celebrity. Since the Oct.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|