I-95 Overpass in Philadelphia — How Did It Fail?

Firefighters put out the fire that caused the collapse of the Cottman Avenue overpass on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia.

At 6:22 a.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2023, thick dark smoke was reported coming from both sides of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia. I-95 is the major North-South artery in the Eastern U.S, stretching from Maine to Miami and is used by 160,000 vehicles a day according to PennDOT. The source of the fire was a tanker truck with 8,500 gallons of 87 octane fuel, according to…
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