‘Unreal’: Atlantans react to the fire,  bridge collapse on I-85

A massive fire underneath an Atlanta highway Thursday evening caused a bridge on I-85 northbound to collapse at about 7 p.m. (Click here for breaking news updates). While firefighters and rescue crews battled the blaze, Atlantans expressed shock on social media. 

One guy on reddit took this video as he drove by the fire:

Others sent their prayers and hopes that no one would get injured. 

The event caused widespread shock as it unfolded. 

Post by Linz Kirkman.

Others, since this is social media, made jokes. 

According to one comment on an AJC Facebook page, there is a woman stuck on the interstate about to deliver twins. 

Read more coverage at the main story.

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