- Basil Eleby is charged with first-degree arson and first-degree criminal damage to property
- It will take "at least several months" to rebuild the collapsed and damaged portions of I-85
Atlanta (CNN)The man accused of arson in a fire that collapsed part of an elevated interstate in Atlanta, triggering what's expected to be months of traffic headaches in one of the nation's most congested cities, is being held on $200,000 bond, a Fulton County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said Saturday.
What was under the highway?
220,000-plus: Estimated number of cars that drive through that stretch of I-85 daily
6:12 p.m. ET Thursday: Atlanta firefighters get first call about the fire
Around 7 p.m.: Part of the interstate collapses
40 feet: Height of the wall of fire
350 feet: Length of the sections of I-85 that need to be replaced in each direction
50%: Traffic increase on the I-285 bypass the day after the collapse