Skip to comments.Breaking: Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis
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.......
The bridge before...
Reports now that boats can only approach from the south due to a dam that is north of the bridge
Yes. Under construction.
playing what team tonight?
Beat me to it! No one is speculating as to the cause. Shep is misreporting....as usual.
Thanks for the shot there I was trying to estimate distance.
Two bridges in one day?
Could Shep Smith be any dumber.
Hey Shep! The school bus is sitting right behind the burning truck!
Conflicting reports on the school bus. But, if it didn’t go in , where is it?
Holy cow! Thank you for posting this, I would not have known otherwise. What a tradgedy! Any new info?
Beautiful bridge & surroundings. Now just a pile of brown/black rubbish.
Shark attacks circa 2001 = Bridge collapses 2007?
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?
Eyewitness on FNC now saying their was massive “black smoke everywhere”.
Thank God the children are safe!
This is horrible! We need to pray for victims, as nightfall sets in.
Damn, I’m as dumb as him or need new glasses!
They (and you) would be very foolish to jump to that conclusion so fast.
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“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. Theres 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 couldnt make out vehicles in the water, but there was debris.”
Thanks for the pic, MM. Gives great perspective......
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