Abandoned Bridge Catches Fire In Louisville

An unusual sight for people in downtown Louisville Wednesday, after an abandoned bridge caught fire.

Smoke and flames could be seen high into the sky, after the fire broke out around noon at the Big Four bridge.

Firefighters fought the flames from boats in the Ohio River, until they got the fire under control.

No word yet on what may have caused the fire.

The railroad bridge hasn't been used in nearly 40 years. Plans were in the works to turn it into a pedestrian bridge.

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  • by Jethro Location: Rat Cheer on May 8, 2008 at 06:33 AM
    Zatoichi, I think you're hot on the trail of something.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on May 7, 2008 at 06:32 PM
    Once more the scourge of global warming strikes. With the rapid heat increase over the past 10,000 years the drying effect on bridges is becoming more evident. Last year a concrete bridge in Minneapolis caught fire and collapsed killing dozens. Now this bridge in Louisville has caught fire by spontaneous combustion which was ignited by the same global warming process that produced that monsoon in Mynamar (Burma) where millions died in flaming floods of raging swirling firewater.


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