This aerial photo shows the collapsed elevated section of Interstate 10 on July 20, 2015, in Desert Center, Calif. All traffic along the freeway connecting California and Arizona was blocked indefinitely when the bridge over a desert wash collapsed during a major storm, and the roadway in the opposite direction sustained severe damage.
This aerial photo shows the collapsed elevated section of Interstate 10 on July 20, 2015, in Desert Center, Calif. All traffic along the freeway connecting California and Arizona was blocked indefinitely when the bridge over a desert wash collapsed during a major storm, and the roadway in the opposite direction sustained severe damage. Matt York AP
This aerial photo shows the collapsed elevated section of Interstate 10 on July 20, 2015, in Desert Center, Calif. All traffic along the freeway connecting California and Arizona was blocked indefinitely when the bridge over a desert wash collapsed during a major storm, and the roadway in the opposite direction sustained severe damage. Matt York AP
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Dan Walters’ column appeared in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. In 1984 he moved to The Sacramento Bee, where his column ran until 2017.