May 2007: California contractor C. C. Myers makes headlines across the country by rebuilding a section of collapsed San Francisco Bay Area freeway with lightning speed.
December 2007: Wachovia Bank sues Myers, claiming he is in default on $61 million dollars worth of loans tied to the construction of a ritzy country-club development in Auburn, Calif. As the housing bust gathers momentum, interest in purchasing home-sites at the unfinished Winchester Country Club has flatlined.
August 2008: The Sacramento Bee reports that Myers filed for personal bankruptcy on Friday, Aug. 23.
Myers' bridge-and-highway construction firm, Rancho Cordova, is supposedly unaffected by his personal financial woes. Indeed, just last month Rancho Cordova company completed a huge overhaul of Interstate 5 through downtown Sacramento. But it's still a remarkable fall from grace. From acclaimed savior of the Bay Area commute to personally bankrupt, in just one year.