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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: SkyPilot

The bridge before...

101 posted on 08/01/2007 4:48:25 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: rface; All

Reports now that boats can only approach from the south due to a dam that is north of the bridge


102 posted on 08/01/2007 4:48:42 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ramius
"Is it correct that there was construction happening?"

Yes. Under construction.

103 posted on 08/01/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: terilyn

playing what team tonight?


104 posted on 08/01/2007 4:49:03 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: SkyPilot
Terrorism?

Beat me to it! No one is speculating as to the cause. Shep is misreporting....as usual.

105 posted on 08/01/2007 4:49:16 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: MediaMole

Thanks for the shot there I was trying to estimate distance.


106 posted on 08/01/2007 4:49:25 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: nw_arizona_granny

PING


107 posted on 08/01/2007 4:49:40 PM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (The Pigs are about to take over the barnyard!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Two bridges in one day?


108 posted on 08/01/2007 4:49:45 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: Clara Lou

Could Shep Smith be any dumber.

Hey Shep! The school bus is sitting right behind the burning truck!


109 posted on 08/01/2007 4:49:47 PM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: All

Conflicting reports on the school bus. But, if it didn’t go in , where is it?


110 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:02 PM PDT by John W
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Holy cow! Thank you for posting this, I would not have known otherwise. What a tradgedy! Any new info?


111 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:12 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: MediaMole

Beautiful bridge & surroundings. Now just a pile of brown/black rubbish.


112 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Shark attacks circa 2001 = Bridge collapses 2007?


113 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:30 PM PDT by Natchez Hawk (What's so funny about the first, second, and fourth Amendments?)
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To: Bushbacker1

Did Shep just say that the school bus went into the water? He had said previously that it narrowly missed going in, but the kids are safe. Is he going into drama queen mode?


114 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:44 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Bushbacker1

Eyewitness on FNC now saying their was massive “black smoke everywhere”.


115 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:49 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: RDTF

Thank God the children are safe!

This is horrible! We need to pray for victims, as nightfall sets in.


116 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:50 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Poser

Damn, I’m as dumb as him or need new glasses!


117 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:50 PM PDT by John W
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To: Bushbacker1

They (and you) would be very foolish to jump to that conclusion so fast.


118 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:55 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: StillProud2BeFree; Calpernia; Velveeta; Oorang; penguino; Godzilla; All

http://www.twincities.com/
(You need to log in to read the news)

#

http://www.startribune.com

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/1338294.html

“I-35W bridge collapses”

By Matt McKinney, Star Tribune
Last update: August 01, 2007 – 6:45 PM

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The span of the Interstate 35W bridge across the Mississippi River collapsed into the river around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, sending cars into the water, witnesses said.

The collapse left some cars intact on the deck of the bridge, but others tumbled into the river, according to Joe Blade, a resident of the Riverview Tower at 1920 South First St.

“The bridge is collapsed into the river,” said Blade, speaking to a reporter from his apartment in the tower. “There’s black smoke coming out from underneath it at the southern edge of the collapse.”

Another resident of the tower said she heard the bridge collapse.

“First I heard this huge roar,” said Leone Carstens. “I was at my computer. Initially I thought, Wow was that an airplane?””

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “The bridge was crowded with rush hour vehicles when it collapsed, she said. Thick black smoke rose up from the bridge as at least one vehicle burned on the cement below, she said. She said she couldn’t make out vehicles in the water, but there was debris.”


119 posted on 08/01/2007 4:50:57 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: MediaMole

Thanks for the pic, MM. Gives great perspective......


120 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:00 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: kcvl

121 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:05 PM PDT by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: John W

Note: school bus was stopped safely behind the burning truck.


122 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:07 PM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

MSNBC is still showing a repeat of their daily 5 PM Bush-bashing show and can’t be bothered by Breaking News.


123 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:14 PM PDT by Shqipo (We win now or darkness reigns.)
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To: Natchez Hawk
You mean the one in China.
124 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:24 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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Bush's Fault.....
125 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:25 PM PDT by rface
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


126 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:38 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Paperdoll
Why don’t they stay on the story now????

I can only surmise that you mean CNN. If it doesn't have Clinton in it, you won't see it on the Clinton News Network.

127 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:48 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: Poser

Shep is dumber than a door knob. . . Thank God the school bus stopped before getting to the edge. Angels were watching over the babies on that bus. Praises to the driver for getting them off safely.


128 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:50 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: Abigail Adams

Stay right here for the latest news as FR does what it does best!!


129 posted on 08/01/2007 4:51:57 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I am amazed at just how STUPID Shepard Smith and the other reporters are.


130 posted on 08/01/2007 4:52:03 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Boomchakalakalaka Boomchakalakalaka)
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To: MplsSteve

Me, too!

I can NOT believe this!

Children were on the bus coming back from a field trip! Thank the Lord they got out! It was the first thing we noticed; the back doors were open!

This is a heavily travelled bridge! ARe the Twins here tonight? This is really, really bad.


131 posted on 08/01/2007 4:52:11 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: Clara Lou
Just yesterday a bridge under construction collapsed in California.

Friday, a motorist in Massachusetts was crushed by a drainage gate on a highway.

I suppose it's all coincidences, but still it struck me as a little spooky.

132 posted on 08/01/2007 4:52:13 PM PDT by x
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To: Momaw Nadon

Would they strike the Congressional District of the first Muslim Congressman?


133 posted on 08/01/2007 4:52:35 PM PDT by Perchant
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135 posted on 08/01/2007 4:52:55 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: RDTF

KC Royals.


136 posted on 08/01/2007 4:52:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: MediaMole
The bridge before...

Thanks for the "before" picture -- it's such a massive thing, it's hard even to take in the whole from Fox -- their camera's not panning wide enough. God help those people!

137 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:00 PM PDT by maryz
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To: John W

Channel 5 is showing the bus.

It’s on the road in one piece.

Haven’t heard anything about the kids though.


138 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:04 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: John W

You can see it on one of the bridges on Foxnews if the camera goes over it. I saw it and it was in one piece.


139 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:04 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: rface

Why hasnt FEMA responded? /sarc


140 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Bushbacker1
Shep is misreporting....as usual.


"It looks like New Orleans escaped Katrina
almost unscathed! They sure dodged a bullet down here."

141 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:11 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: RDTF

Royals


142 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:11 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: Cindy

Horrible.

Prayers for those folks.


143 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Poser

LOL. Exactly. I was yelling at the TV. The yellow school bus is in clear view. Shep is clueless.


144 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:32 PM PDT by kabar
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To: MplsSteve

I heard all the kids on the bus are ok. They are shook up but ok! Thank God!


145 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:49 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: MediaMole

THank you.


146 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: terilyn

They are playing the KC Royals tonight.


147 posted on 08/01/2007 4:53:57 PM PDT by samiam1972 (http://imrunningforpresident.blogspot.com/)
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To: Halls

FOX News is reporting people are in panic trying to get in touch with loved ones.

One lady said the bridge was loaded with rush hour traffic

This is just horrible.


148 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:12 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Eyewitness: Collapse occurred at rush hour. Bridge was full of vehicles in traffic.


149 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:17 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: hole_n_one

150 posted on 08/01/2007 4:54:28 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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