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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 Loma Prieta Earthquake Roberta Morena was a Landscape Maintenance Worker for Caltrans at the San Leandro Maintenance Yard. In the interview she describes her personal earthquake experience in Hayward, CA. Morena after the earthquake was assigned to work at the Cypress Structure. While at the Cypress Structure she did many different jobs, from installing K Rails, answering the radio calls, and transporting fuel. She also was an eyewitness to the rescue of Buck Helm, the last survivor found on the Cypress Structure.
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.