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Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Bridge Is On Fire

Every once in a while there is a fire in one of the towers that supports the Laurel Street Bridge. This bridge, which along with the Coronado Bridge is one of the most recognizable landmarks in San Diego, crosses over State Hwy 163 and provides an entrance to the Park from Laurel Street. By the way, the bridge's actual name is the Cabrillo Bridge, but most people know it as the Laurel Street Bridge, since it's a continuation of Laurel Street as you head from the Bay up into Balboa Park.

Some time this afternoon a fire must have broken out in one of the tall columns on the Laurel Street side. The columns look like they're made of stone, but there is apparently a lot of wood inside. The firefighters were pouring water and some sort of foam down in the tower from the top. I don't have any more details other than what I saw for myself this afternoon, the San Diego press has been too busy reporting the results of the Rock N Roll Marathon to bother with this sort of news. These shots are cropped heavily, as I wasn't carrying the type of lens one would normally use for this sort of shots.


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