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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 interview, Brian Maroney was an Associate Bridge Engineer with Caltrans at Headquarters Structures Design. In this interview he describes his personal Loma Prieta Earthquake experience where he was on a plane from San Diego to Sacramento and the pilot announced that there had been a large earthquake in San Francisco and the airport was closed. Maroney was on the Post-Earthquake Investigation Team (PEQIT) which was sent out after the earthquake to investigate structures and to document what they saw. Maroney was the team leader of one of the teams sent to the Cypress Structure. He goes into detail about what he saw at the Cypress Structure and the friendships he made with the people who were there at the site including Fire Crews and Contractors.
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