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Woo Hoo!

Shades of our favorite filmed-in-Seattle assassin movie!

Now if we could just get Death Race 2008 reshot here as they destroyed the Viaduct ... that would be sweet!

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 20, 2008 12:23 PM

A meaningless picture you got from someone's FLICKR, some quotes you jacked from another website, dimensions of the piece of concrete that you jacked from another website, and no sources.

PRESTO! Journalism Spangenthal-Lee style!

fucking loser.

Posted by Non | October 20, 2008 12:24 PM

Thankfully, the rebuilt Viaduct will be more sturdy.

Posted by ivan | October 20, 2008 12:40 PM

Non, shouldn't you be busy stalking Adrian Ryan somewhere?

Posted by Jonah S | October 20, 2008 12:41 PM

I was actually in a neighboring building and saw this happen. We called 911 (I'm sure others did too). The car that hit the railing was a light colored suburban, not going all that fast. The railing just...fell off. Seriously scary for peds below.

Posted by C22 | October 20, 2008 12:41 PM

So who do I thank when I'm crushed to death when the Viaduct inevitably collapses, is it Nichols, Gregoire, Olympia, the ineptitude of our elected officials regarding this is incredible. Please someone do something, I don't want any more research projects, voter input, or discussion, just do what we elected you as leaders to do, lead.

Posted by WA | October 20, 2008 12:43 PM

Damn. Good thing I'm not at work today, I take the viaduct (on a bus) to get there...

Posted by Abby | October 20, 2008 12:45 PM

That thing won't be torn down until it kills someone. It's a fucking death trap waiting to happen, so all of our "leaders" just keep delaying and passing the buck in the hopes that they won't get blamed when it inevitably collapses.

Posted by Hernandez | October 20, 2008 12:47 PM

The piece that fell was on the Seneca St Exit ramp. My window is right outside where the missing chunk is.

I'm glad no one was hurt, but it made quite a mess.

Posted by wrainy | October 20, 2008 12:54 PM

I asked them straight up in the early spring tour of the viaduct, "Is there anything that would make you condemn the viaduct?" and I was told that unless huge chunks come raining down for no apparent reason, it wouldn't be and would simply be torn down in 2012.

Posted by AJ | October 20, 2008 1:09 PM

I love the 2012 deadline for the viaduct's demise. It's common knowledge that any structure damaged by an earthquake has 11 years of life left - not 10, not 12, 11. Plus 11 years of time is so valuable - think of all the infrastructure that the City, County and State will have in place to make it easier to get around the city once the viaduct is demolished... oh wait... never mind. They haven't built anything. Good use of 11 years, guys.

Posted by Lionel Hutz | October 20, 2008 1:23 PM

Anyone who drives or takes his family on the Viaduct or on the 520 bridge is an idiot who endangers the lives of his loved ones.

"Chris" Gregoire should have shut down both...sans finally replacement plan...immediately!

Posted by John Bailo | October 20, 2008 1:23 PM

I hope Gregoire pays for the Viaduct teardown by garnishing John Bailo's wages for all the back taxes he owes the state.


Posted by Cookie W. Monster | October 20, 2008 1:38 PM

The sooner someone dies from the Viaduct failing in some way, the sooner we'll start on the replacement.

Until then, nothing will happen. Ditto on 520.

Personally, I suspect that it won't pancake all at once, killing hundreds, but some much smaller section will fail in a way which kills no more than a couple dozen. Such is the cost of modern life.

Posted by Tiktok | October 20, 2008 1:59 PM

I'm an equal opportunist when pointing out how lazy some "reporters" can be. But now that you mention his name, I just realized that I haven't seen a post from Adrian in MONTHS! I appreciate that. Thank you, Jonah

Posted by Non | October 20, 2008 6:09 PM

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