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Breaking: Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis
KSTP TV 5/ME | 8/1/07 | Me

Posted on 08/01/2007 4:28:27 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo

Just turned on the news. 35W bridge collapsed in the Mississippi River. Cars, trucks, semis.....

Fires burning, tanker trucks, at least one school bus, more than ten cars......

Just now breaking.......


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 35w; bridge; bridgecollapse; bridges; btld; collapse; corrosion; engineering; infrastructure; jihad; minneapolis; mosques; mothman; prayerforminnesotans; rust; slownewsday; terroristattack; transportation; twincitiescell
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To: Terriergal

“we just spent how many zillion on public transit that no one uses.”

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Light rail,

http://klobuchar.senate.gov/newsreleases_detail.cfm?id=279012&;

Klobuchar worked closely with Subcommittee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) to win approval of $65 million for the construction of the Northstar Corridor Rail Project between Big Lake and downtown Minneapolis.


151 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:35 PM PDT by Son House ($$Proud Memeber of Vast Right Wing, Out To Lower Your Tax Rates For More Opportunities.$$)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

brings to mind San Francisco and the earthquake during the game.


152 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:37 PM PDT by RDTF (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: All

HOLY CRAP

This is a catastrophic systemic stuctural failure.

one section went down and brought down the rest fo the bridge. This is NOT supposed to happen. I dont get how a resurfacing project could do this.


153 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:37 PM PDT by finnman69 (May Paris Hilton's plane crash into Britney Spears house while Lindsey Lohan is over doing coke)
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To: MediaMole
The bridge before...

Looks like a fairly sturdy design, but it also looks a little rusty around the closest support pylon in the picture. If something like that failed, it would come down.

154 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:44 PM PDT by meyer (It's the entitlements, stupid!)
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To: Shelayne

Twins are here and at 7PM and the Wolves were having a big presser downtown too.


155 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:46 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Inspectorette

Half the things Shep’s saying he’s qualifying by adding that it’s a report they’ve receive but haven’t been able to verify.


156 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:49 PM PDT by maryz
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To: sauropod

Same here. Hundreds of times.


157 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:52 PM PDT by lesser_satan (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: hole_n_one

Wow! That photo shows what a close call that school bus had. Prayers up for all involved.


158 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:55 PM PDT by puroresu
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To: MplsSteve
The kids got out according to Fox.
159 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:57 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yes, I am praying...

In Jesus’ Holy name.
Amen.


160 posted on 08/01/2007 4:55:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: RDTF

Kansas City


161 posted on 08/01/2007 4:55:29 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Billthedrill
Stunning. That’s as complete a catastrophic failure as I’ve ever seen. Good Lord, the things we take for granted. Prayers for all there.

Seconded. wow.

162 posted on 08/01/2007 4:55:33 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

All the kids are out, thank God.


163 posted on 08/01/2007 4:55:54 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Everyone on FR that has prayer threads need to get these things going.


164 posted on 08/01/2007 4:55:56 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (Say Cheese.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
The same thing happened here in Ohio like almost 40 years ago.

Silver Bridge, 1967. Eyebar failed. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link..

165 posted on 08/01/2007 4:55:58 PM PDT by null and void (Whale oil: The carbon neutral, renewable petroleum alternative)
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To: RDTF
They (and you) would be very foolish to jump to that conclusion so fast.

Not jumping to any conclusion, merely a question as you can see: terrorism? I surely hope it isn't, but no one is speculating as to the cause.

166 posted on 08/01/2007 4:56:02 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: null and void

167 posted on 08/01/2007 4:56:20 PM PDT by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Oh my goodness! That is several hundred feet of bridge! Prayers to all who were traveling through there and I hope their loved ones can contact them.


168 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:00 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: MediaMole; All

Great pic,,,that tells alot,,,that’s an old bridge,,,
Normally the Ironworkers replace the iron one piece at a time,,,Makes me wonder who the contractor is and just who was/is doing the work...


169 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:04 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: x
Friday, a motorist in Massachusetts was crushed by a drainage gate on a highway.

There have been reports here of about five manhole covers popping out or something in the last few days. Never heard of such a thing before.

170 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:07 PM PDT by maryz
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To: GRRRRR

Good job!


171 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:14 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
Hello,

My God, what a mess. Prayers lifted up for all that are in danger.

MOgirl

172 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:17 PM PDT by MOgirl
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To: SkyPilot

They are also reporting that cars careened off the Bay Bridge into the water in ‘89. Didn’t happen. One car went off the broken section and got caught up. Never left the upper “deck”.


173 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:22 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: terilyn

One eyewitness said that his truck went down about 30 feet, nose down into the ground on the shore. He was scratched up a bit but fine. He helped get the kids off the bus.


174 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:25 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: Perchant
Would they strike the Congressional District of the first Muslim Congressman?

All U.S. Districts are considered to be "Infidel" districts by Muhammed's Minions.

175 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:27 PM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: mylife

Hillary is probably en route to MN - I expect her to dive into the Mississippi river and pull out an infant.


176 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:28 PM PDT by rface
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To: lesser_satan

This used to be part of my daily commute...


177 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:31 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: finnman69

Why is there a fire? Any idea?


178 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:33 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: coder2
My God, I am speechless. Prayers away........


179 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:39 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Fred in '08. Deal with it.)
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To: rface; SkyPilot
terrorism??...or .....something... Of course it could be totally crappy engineering.

Here we go. Never hear a word about engineering until a single dam is breached or a bridge falls...and then it's either bloodthirsty terrorists or sloppy designers...

It couldn't be dumb construction workers, or stupid govt inspectors, maybe?

180 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:45 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Abigail Adams

He also said the bridge started shaking before it went.


181 posted on 08/01/2007 4:57:55 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: MediaMole
Im betting one of those supports in the river gave way, and that pulled down the entire span, including the sections over land.


182 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:04 PM PDT by finnman69 (May Paris Hilton's plane crash into Britney Spears house while Lindsey Lohan is over doing coke)
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To: Poser
Could Shep Smith be any dumber. Hey Shep! The school bus is sitting right behind the burning truck!

My wife, who absolutely loves Shep, came running into my office screaming "Shep is wrong"!! My reply: "told ya so!"

183 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:05 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: MNlurker

Man this is horrible.


184 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:19 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: princess leah
I hope it isn’t a terrorist attack...bridges were a big concern after 9/11!

Surprised no one is even suggesting the possibility.

185 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:24 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I just told my husband that. He said terrorism and he is not a lunatic like me.
186 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:32 PM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: All

http://www.kare11.com/

http://www.kare11.com/video/player_live.aspx

http://www.kare11.com/assetpool/images/0781193245_bridge_down_hd.jpg

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=261140

“35W Bridge Collapses”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “That motorist told Joe Fryer that there was shaking from jack hammer and then the bridge just dropped.

He said a school bus was on the bridge, but it appeared all the kids on the bus were carried off. They were injured but he thought most of the kids on the bus got off.

Medical personal from around the city is arriving on the scene, but there so many people injured.”

Last Updated: 8/1/2007 6:48:36 PM


187 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: maryz

I hate to disagree but Shep has had it since the very beginning with reporters at the scene. It has been great coverage....I have watched since it began. All the stations may have it now but didn’t when it started because I checked.


188 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:36 PM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: All

Channel 5 says that they’re are 20-40 cars in the water.

Don’t know where they got their info from though.


189 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:43 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Anyone got a map of what bridge we’re talking about?


190 posted on 08/01/2007 4:58:52 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: Bushbacker1

Bridge corrosion coupled with a lot of weight perhaps?


191 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:14 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Terriergal

See post 167.


192 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:19 PM PDT by John W
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To: HairOfTheDog

Gasoline in vehicles.


193 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:20 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (Say Cheese.)
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To: sam_paine

“stupid govt inspectors, maybe?”

Hey were here from the government and we are to help. Run!!!!!!!!!!


194 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:25 PM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: meyer

I’ll bet the people in the Charleston, SC area are thankful for their brand new Cooper River bridge just now. The old one might have been perfectly sound, but it seemed to be getting creakier by the year.


195 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:25 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

OMG


196 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:40 PM PDT by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something. (Fred/Newt '08))
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To: kabar
The yellow school bus is in clear view.

' Oh, give him a break -- he's just relaying information as it comes in, confused and incomplete. If he gets two conflicting reports about "a school bus," how can he even know whether there was more than one school bus on the bridge?

197 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:45 PM PDT by maryz
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To: numberonepal

There was one in No Cal that collapsed this morning—might have been construction related—crushed a Fedex truck—but it does seem a little suspicious....


198 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:45 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: Terriergal

Bridge about 64 feet above the water. About 30-40 cars in the water.


199 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:46 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: GRRRRR

GRRReat job buddy


200 posted on 08/01/2007 4:59:54 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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