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On the edge of the bridge
from Remembering Loma Prieta in Great Shakes

A motorist is trapped as his car balances precariously on the edge of the collapsed segment of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. A 50-foot chasm opened as massive bolts supporting the roadway were sheared off during the quake. Photo: KGO-TV News/ABC-7



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