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Loma Prieta Oral History of Lee Garris
Alternative Title
Caltrans Earthquake History of Lee Garris
Loma Prieta Oral History Project
Horiuchi, Carol Lynne
Garris, Lee
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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Rights Notes
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 Lee Garris was a maintenance worker for Caltrans in the Caldelcott Tunnel. This recording is his oral history of his experience during and after the earthquake. He was working in the Control Room located in Bore 3 when the earthquake happened, and received the first message from the California Highway Patrol that the Cypress Structure had completely collapsed. In the evenings after business hours, the Caldecott Tunnel is the main maintenance dispatch for Caltrans District 4. In the days after the earthquake the Caldecott Tunnel served as a communications link between Sacramento, the District 4 office in San Francisco, and the maintenance crews. This recording captures what is was like for Caltrans employees to be working on repairing the damaged freeway system after the earthquake.
Audio cassette
Oral histories
1 Tape of 1
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
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