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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 Road Warrior 04 (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/
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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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