Atlanta I-85 fire and bridge collapse reminds Birmingham of “Malfunction Junction” interstate closures in the early 2000s

Birmingham Alabama Malfunction Junction
Photo of the 2002 “Malfunction Junction” accident that shut down the interstate for a month and half – via Bhamwiki

Last night’s fire, collapse and closure of Atlanta’s Interstate 85 (I-85) reminded Birmingham residents of its own lengthy interstate closures that occurred at Birmingham’s infamous”Malfunction Junction” at I-65 and I-20/59 in the early 2000s.

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Will we ever see Carraway Hospital’s blue star “revolve” again?

Years ago, when travelers flew into Birmingham, their airplane flight path regularly approached and flew directly over Carraway Hospital. From one’s seat on the plane, you often felt you could reach out and touch  Carraway’s iconic revolving “blue star.”

For residents of Birmingham – you were home.

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Ruffner Mountain’s popular Irondale-Ruffner Trailhead will continue to remain open

Ruffner staff and volunteers working on the Old Irondale trailhead – photo provided by Ruffner Mountain

Ruffner Mountain posted on the their website and on Facebook this week, the latest news about the injunction keeping open the popular Irondale-Ruffner Road Trailhead.

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Alabama’s river heroes

It’s a celebration!  The Alabama Rivers Alliance celebrated 20 years of river protection last weekend at Camp McDowell

Last weekend, the Alabama Rivers Alliance celebrated its 20th Anniversary by recognizing community and state “river heroes” at their annual Alabama Water Rally at Camp McDowell.

The highlight of the three day event was the River Celebration Awards Banquet which honored organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward river protection in Alabama.

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