n. 1. A passage, roadway, or bridge that crosses above another roadway or thoroughfare
(American Heritage Dictionary of English Language.)
SAN JOSE, Calif.—A man has been arrested after authorities say he kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and their 11-month-old baby in San Jose, led authorities on a 75-mile chase and then jumped off a freeway overpass.
San Jose police Officer Jose Garcia says the woman and child were forced into a pickup truck in the Overfelt neighborhood Saturday night.
The San Jose Mercury News says a nearly two-hour chase began that involved several freeways and continued through Daly City, Colma and Woodside before the driver intentionally crashed on Interstate 280.
Garcia says the driver briefly held the woman at knifepoint, then leaped off a freeway overpass and landed 30 feet below.
(San Jose Mercury News. October 4, 2010.)
BRACKEN RIDGE: Work on a flyover at the Telegraph Rd level crossing at Bracken Ridge is unlikely to start before 2016, despite plans for a bus station next to the crossing as part of the Northern Busway.
On Tuesday a traffic camera captured a near miss between a train and a vehicle, prompting additional concerns about the safety of the crossing.
A spokesman for Transport Minister Rachel Nolan did not rule out motorists having to wait until 2026 - the proposed year of the completion of the busway - for a proposed flyover at the crossing.
(Telegraph Rd crossing improve years away. Northside Chronicle. October 6, 2010.)