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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; breaking; bridge; bridgecollapse; bridges; btld; collapse; corrosion; engineering; infrastructure; jihad; minneapolis; mosques; mothman; prayerforminnesotans; rust; slownewsday; terroristattack; transportation; twincitiescell
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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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