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Loma Prieta Oral History of Glenn Rowell
Alternative Title
Caltrans Earthquake History of Glenn Rowell
Loma Prieta Oral History Project
Horiuchi, Carol Lynne
Rowell, Glenn
Date Created and/or Issued
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California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
California Revealed from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
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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 this interview Glenn Rowell was a Tree Maintenance Lead Worker with Caltrans at the San Leandro Maintenance Station. The day after the earthquake, he was assigned to work at the Cypress Structure to operate a High Ranger, an aerial piece of equipment to carry people to the top of the Structure. Initially, Rowell carried rescue people to retrieve victims, and later engineers who were monitoring the stress cracks on the remaining structures. He has worked around the Cypress Structure for over 20 years so it was a surprise to him that the structure came down.
Audio cassette
Oral histories
1 Tape of 1
Loma Prieta Earthquake, Calif., 1989
California. Department of Transportation
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
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