Route 66 Construction Collapse

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Real Estate Broker with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

This is something that got my blood pumping today.  My Mom called and sounded panicked.  She said Route 66 had collapsed on Route 29 (a major intersection in Gainesville, VA).    She couldn't find any news about it on the local television stations.

I jumped in the car, camera in hand, to see what had happened.  Nothing quite as dramatic as a collapse of a running freeway, onto a major highway.  This is an insection that is frequently closed due to construction.  What happened was a construction girder collapsed onto Route 29, from a non-open section of Route 66.  Still the photo is rather sacry looking.

No one was injured in the collapse of this steel bean.  No property either. 

Route 29 will be closed in both directions, on either side of this overpass.  Expect delays and detours if this is part of your regular commute.

 

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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com.  Or you can visit her website:  www.nvarealestate.net.

Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.

The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

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Chris Ann Cleland
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Steve:  It's really weird.  This blog has made me feel like a photo journalist.  As soon as I heard about this event, I grabbed the camera and got in the car.

October 06, 2008 05:01 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
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Chris Ann:  As I remember... Rt 29 carried quite a bit of traffic in that area.  that is going to be one pretty big mess until they get it taken care of.

One habit that has become a part of my everyday routine is always, always having my good ol' handy Canon Rebel XTi camera with me.  You just never know what you might want to capture for a blog post. 

October 09, 2008 03:22 AM
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Karen Anne:  Amazingly it was cleared the next day.  As for the camera, I too carry mine all the time now.

October 08, 2008 09:26 AM
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Chris Ann:  I am sure that the main reason this mess was cleared up so quickly... was that they knew that they had to get the heck out of the way... before you got back on the road the next morning.  LOL.  They just simply knew better than to mess with you.  :)

October 09, 2008 03:23 AM
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Karen Anne:  Thank God I don't have to face a morning commute anymore.  If I go to the office, it's mid-afternoon and a ten minute residential road drive.

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