I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby Fury_Rider » Fri May 24, 2013 6:59 pm

It just updated. Thanks.
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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby Fury_Rider » Fri May 24, 2013 7:43 pm

It seems there was a Wazer on the bridge when it collapsed, and he/she sent an Update Request, which was responded to almost immediately.


I was in the area when it happened. I had crossed the bridge about 20 minutes prior to collapse. On our way back of course everything was blocked and we re-routed. I submitted a couple of road closed reports directly from the app. I wonder if that was it?
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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby Fury_Rider » Fri May 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Oh cool thanks for the explanation.
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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby htahta » Fri May 24, 2013 7:24 pm

It looks that waze uses. The client road close option to reroute al the wazeers. This option works real time.
I think there are some more road closed. W Whitmarsh Rd and Stewart Rd.
There are rescue workers over there.
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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby htahta » Fri May 24, 2013 7:43 pm

jasonh300 wrote:The road closed option isn't active (that I know of). The bridge was disabled from the editor last night, not long after it happened. It seems there was a Wazer on the bridge when it collapsed, and he/she sent an Update Request, which was responded to almost immediately. If the maps updated this afternoon, it may very well be live from the editor already.

Just take a look at the live map at http://www.waze.com Here you see the Road closes signs and the signs on the street. So I do not think the map is updated jet

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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby htahta » Fri May 24, 2013 8:09 pm

@AlanOfTheBerg thanks ;)

A smale issue is still left routing. "get directions" on the live map routs you still a cross the bridge. It takes no note of the road closer signs. I think it needs a map update.
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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby ItsEric » Sun May 26, 2013 6:30 am

What's funny is Mapquest still shows bridge route two days after collapse. Meanwhile waze, Google Maps, and openstreetmaps.org displayed the bridge as closed within 4 hours of the accident.
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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby ItsEric » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:46 pm

Yahoo News is reporting I-5 Skagit Bridge is reopened with temporary girders. Can local WA wazer update waze?
http://news.yahoo.com/traffic-returns-w ... 46654.html

https://www.waze.com/editor/?zoom=4&lat ... rks=802514

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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby jasonh300 » Fri May 24, 2013 4:21 am

Wait. There was an earthquake tonight? I thought that was last weekend.

There's absolutely no coverage on any of the cable news channels of either event.


Via my iPhone 4S.
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Re: I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

Postby jasonh300 » Fri May 24, 2013 5:22 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Functionally obsolete meaning that they don't build bridges like that anymore, but that doesn't necessarily mean there are issues which put drivers at significant risk. If a truck can hit the overhead structure and that shifts the bridge deck off the supports, that sounds like a bigger problem than they thought.

I'm seeing from the app today that wsdot is not diverting drivers off I-5 where they claim to be on their website.


Brings back horrible memories of accidentally driving a commercial truck across the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City late one night. I don't know how much clearance I had, but it couldn't have been more than a couple of inches.

http://goo.gl/maps/FFTHi
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