Talk:Caldecott Tunnel fire

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Another account[edit]

Another accounting of events has a bus-tanker-stopped-car collision occurring when the bus tries to pass the tanker, which, being in the right lane, wasn't on a colllision course with the car, on its left, unaware of the stopped car around the curve. Also, the stopped car apparently struck the sides of the tunnel several times before halting: The driver was probably inspecting the damage to her car. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

That may well be a more correct account of the incident. My main sources for the article are Egilsrud and Larson et al, both of which are secondhand. If you can find a reference for your account, we should add this alternative account to the description of events. -- Ecb 20:50, Jun 20, 2005 (UTC)
I lived around there for decades. Perhaps it's a local urban legend, but I thought this accident led to a law (Caldecott-specific, or maybe statewide) governing such cargo and when they could travel through the tunnel. Perhaps it's worth mentioning as one of the lasting impacts of the accident. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Language issues[edit]

Tubes? Bores is the correct term in English, tubes are hollow cylinders. Is the use of tubes in this article Americanish or lack of construction knowledge? There are many other grammatical errors throughout this article, it really needs some attention! Yevad (talk) 14:43, 23 August 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The nearby Transbay Tube and Posey and Webster Street tubes may be a source of confusion to the casual Bay Area driver unfamiliar with construction techniques. Those underwater tunnels were indeed built by immersed tube construction, while the Caldecott, being a mountain tunnel, was not. Msramming (talk) 20:54, 10 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I got rid of it. The casual Bay Area driver does not call them "tubes" either so there's no reason whatsoever for us to.--Jasper Deng (talk) 21:01, 10 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]