Bay Bridge in a lightning storm: Really, who thought bridges were a good idea?

Here’s an astonishing photo from earlier this week in Oakland: a shot of eight separate lightning bolts hitting the Bay Bridge in the space of 20 seconds. Snapped by amateur photographer Phil McGrew, this is a spectacular look at nature in action. (Thank heaven he didn’t Instagram it.) Beat that, Avengers movie!

Anyway, could’ve been worse. Check out this bridge collapse from a few hundred miles up the coast: the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse in 1940:

Sweet merciful crap. I’m staying off bridges FOREVER.


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