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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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1 posted on 08/01/2007 4:28:28 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Watching now in disbelief !!
2 posted on 08/01/2007 4:28:59 PM PDT by coder2
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

This is horrible!


3 posted on 08/01/2007 4:29:42 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Oh no! Prayers right now.


4 posted on 08/01/2007 4:30:05 PM PDT by Jemian (PAM of JT ~~ Freedom is never given. It is won.)
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35W and University Ave in Minneapolis. Bridge is in the river.


5 posted on 08/01/2007 4:30:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

School bus? At this hour in mid summer?


6 posted on 08/01/2007 4:30:54 PM PDT by null and void (Whale oil: The carbon neutral, renewable petroleum alternative)
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To: coder2

I don’t see it on any TV news.


7 posted on 08/01/2007 4:31:11 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Taking people out and putting them on stretchers.
8 posted on 08/01/2007 4:31:14 PM PDT by coder2
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Holy God!

It looks like the bay bridge collapse in 1989.

Awful pictures.


9 posted on 08/01/2007 4:31:23 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush in 2008; mark my words.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

why isn’t this in Breaking News?????


10 posted on 08/01/2007 4:31:37 PM PDT by misterrob (There's no difference between a knee jerk liberal and a knee jerk conservative.)
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To: null and void

Empty (driver only) I hope!


11 posted on 08/01/2007 4:31:43 PM PDT by null and void (Whale oil: The carbon neutral, renewable petroleum alternative)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Unbelievable!


12 posted on 08/01/2007 4:31:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Wow!! Seeing this on FNC!


13 posted on 08/01/2007 4:32:05 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Clara Lou
Probably just local news right now.

Would assume it will be on the national news shortly. This is a MAJOR bridge in Minneapolis. Unfortunately, there are probably fatalities.

14 posted on 08/01/2007 4:32:17 PM PDT by coder2
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To: Clara Lou

Its on fox news right now.

Awful.


15 posted on 08/01/2007 4:32:35 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Watching it now. Incredible.


16 posted on 08/01/2007 4:32:57 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: Clara Lou

Fox News has it now.

People in the water, cars burning with people in them. No idea why the bridge collapsed.


17 posted on 08/01/2007 4:32:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Clara Lou

Just breaking. On all the local stations.

http://media.myfoxtwincities.com/livestream/web_channel/index.htm


18 posted on 08/01/2007 4:32:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: Finalapproach29er

FOX is the only one airing video, so far.


19 posted on 08/01/2007 4:33:03 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It’s on Fox News now. Man. What a disaster.


20 posted on 08/01/2007 4:33:13 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Clara Lou

On FNC


21 posted on 08/01/2007 4:33:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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http://www.kstp.com

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S156329.shtml?cat=1

“5W bridge over Mississippi collapsed”


22 posted on 08/01/2007 4:33:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Watching...

Wowsers...

23 posted on 08/01/2007 4:33:42 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; hellinahandcart

I’ve driven over that bridge in the past.


24 posted on 08/01/2007 4:34:02 PM PDT by sauropod (Dorothy Parker, on Ernest Hemingway: “Deep down, he’s really superficial.”)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

OMG! Just saw this post and turned on FoxNews. Prayers going up for all people involved. I’m sick to my stomach watching this. Tears. . .


25 posted on 08/01/2007 4:34:05 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

OMG.......... prayers....


26 posted on 08/01/2007 4:34:13 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Bill O'Reilly is a pinhead.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Our prayers to all those involved.


27 posted on 08/01/2007 4:34:17 PM PDT by SLB (Wyoming's Alan Simpson on the Washington press - "all you get is controversy, crap and confusion")
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To: kcvl

Bridge under construction and pared down to one lane of traffic.


28 posted on 08/01/2007 4:34:28 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Prayers up.


29 posted on 08/01/2007 4:34:56 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: sauropod
Traveled over that frequently when we lived there.
30 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:00 PM PDT by coder2
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To: Clara Lou

Fox has it live


31 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:00 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Live feed here.

http://wcco.com/


32 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:12 PM PDT by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: null and void

Around here, anyway, they rent school buses ou during the summer for church or community outings, etc.


33 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:19 PM PDT by maryz
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Catastrophic failure. Absolutely breathtaking.


34 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:21 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

That is a LONG span for us here in the city. Can’t get my head around this at all!!!


35 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:21 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

FOX HAS IT NOW! Holy cow!!!!!!! What a mess! There has to be bad injuries and lots of death! JUST WOW!


36 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:27 PM PDT by Halls (check out my profile and it will explain everything!(Vote for someone who will seal our borders!))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Watching it right now.Looks very,very ugly.Haven’t heard mention yet of fatalities.Very sad indeed.
37 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Oh, my lord, watching the horrible scene on TV now! Prayers up!


38 posted on 08/01/2007 4:35:39 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&scoring=d&q=bridge+%2B+Minneapolis&btnG=Search


39 posted on 08/01/2007 4:36:05 PM PDT by Cindy
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Rescue workers caught in the traffice jams. This is horrible.


40 posted on 08/01/2007 4:36:07 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: Theresawithanh

N and S lanes on 35W.


41 posted on 08/01/2007 4:36:36 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: deport

I hope it isn’t a terrorist attack...bridges were a big concern after 9/11!


42 posted on 08/01/2007 4:36:38 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: maryz

Good point. I still hope it wasn’t full, bad enough with only a driver.


43 posted on 08/01/2007 4:36:51 PM PDT by null and void (Whale oil: The carbon neutral, renewable petroleum alternative)
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To: ninergold3

bikers and pedestrians on bridge @ collapse.


44 posted on 08/01/2007 4:36:58 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: ninergold3

Fox says bridge was filled with pedestrians and bikers.


45 posted on 08/01/2007 4:37:01 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Why so many of these collapses lately?


46 posted on 08/01/2007 4:37:08 PM PDT by x
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I was just on that bridge this morning. HOLY SH*T!


47 posted on 08/01/2007 4:37:22 PM PDT by Spruce
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Spruce - Thanking God that you are OK. What a very close call for you.


48 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:02 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_213191448.html

Aug 1, 2007 6:35 pm US/Central

“Major Bridge Collapse In Downtown Minneapolis”

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “(WCCO) Minneapolis The Interstate 35W Mississippi River bridge near University Avenue has collapsed into the river.

It appears the bridge collapsed in both directions.

There are multiple cars in the river and a couple cars on fire. According to one witness, there was a school bus full of children on the bridge.

Cars are still on the bridge.”


49 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:02 PM PDT by Cindy
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“So many”? Explain.


50 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:03 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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