Closer Look: The Impact Of Atlanta’s I-85 Bridge Collapse

In today's special "Closer Look," Rose Scott and Jim Burress discuss the collapse of a section of Interstate 85 with Atlanta officials and experts.
In today's special "Closer Look," Rose Scott and Jim Burress discuss the collapse of a section of Interstate 85 with Atlanta officials and experts.
Credit Chandler Packard

Friday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Joel Baker, city of Atlanta fire chief talks about the Interstate 85 fire and bridge collapse;
  • 23:05: Reporter Stephanie Stokes gives an update on a press conference with the Georgia Department of Transportation;
  • 28:26: Keith Parker, MARTA CEO, talks us through how MARTA is preparing after the bridge collapse;
  • 42:23: John Eaves, Fulton County Commission chairman, tells about what next for the I-85 collapse;
  • 58:01:¬†Ceasar Mitchell, Atlanta City Council president, discusses about the role the city of Atlanta will play in the next steps for I-85;
  • 1:08:58:¬†Photographer Chandler Packard gives a personal account of what he saw;
  • 1:15:34: Keith Todd, public information officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Highways in District One and Two,¬†gives a perspective of what happened when the Eggner’s Ferry bridge collapsed in Kentucky in 2012;
  • 1:27:20: Tom Smith, Emory Goizueta Business School professor, examines how the collapse will affect Atlanta’s economy.

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