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In the wake of the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, Caltrans commissioned an oral history project to document the personal and professional experiences of Caltrans employees who worked to restore the State's damaged transportation system. At the time of the earthquake, Tom Harrington was a Senior Bridge Engineer for Caltrans in Sacramento. In this interview, Harrington describes his personal earthquake experience and contacting his staff. The next day, he was collecting reports from the field on the damage that had been done to California Bridges. On Thursday, he was at the Cypress Structure and then set up operations at Bay Bridge Toll Plaza. Harrington continued to receive bridge inspection reports from all over the greater Bay Area and he discusses some specific locations. California Audiovisual Preservation Project
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Earthquakes--California--Loma Prieta Loma Prieta Earthquake, Calif., 1989
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