When I-85 Hearth, States Taking Closer Appearance Below Bridges

A check after the fire revealed that no other bridge in Georgia had HDPE stored under it, McMurry said.
Until now, Maryland might have allowed contractors or its own workers to store HDPE on state-owned space under bridges during a construction project, Rahn said.
Also common, say German and several DOTs: Storing materials for a short time, say for the length of a construction or maintenance project.
In a letter to the FHWA, he said the flash point for these particular HDPE tubes is 341 degrees Celsius (645 degrees Fahrenheit).
It was enough to shock other states into taking a look at themselves and asking: What exactly are we storing under our elevated roads?

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