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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: Lijahsbubbe
Thanks for catching my mistake.

No offense to the Pioneer Press on my part. ; )

2,301 posted on 08/02/2007 6:52:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: LUV W

Katie will soon be gone. Granted, it’ll be difficult to erase all the lies she has spawned......


2,302 posted on 08/02/2007 6:54:38 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: MinnesotaLibertarian

Thank you, all are safe here and I’m glad you are too.

I can’t post from work but I can lurk and every once in a while I read something that I just have to respond to later.

We are good people. We get painted with the Mondale beat Reagan here brush but he was from here, not surprising.

The thing I like best about the liberals I know here is that you can argue with them and discuss stuff with them and it doesn’t get ugly. It’s actually kind of fun.

Again, I’m glad you and yours are well. Take care!


2,303 posted on 08/02/2007 6:55:05 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: EGPWS

He used to work at the PP.

All’s forgiven.....

;-)


2,304 posted on 08/02/2007 6:56:09 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

She just spews without consequences.

I will be glad when she’s gone. Maybe I can watch
the news again! Ugh!


2,305 posted on 08/02/2007 6:56:22 PM PDT by LUV W (Thompson)
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To: jim_trent

I wonder what would happen if it was found to be cutting torch marks at the critical stress points, anybody can buy a portable cutting torch.


2,306 posted on 08/02/2007 6:56:27 PM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Lijahsbubbe

She sure did and no doubt will continue to do so and get away with it.

Some days I think my head will explode lol!


2,307 posted on 08/02/2007 6:56:38 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: LUV W
I wish the finger-pointing hadn’t already started,....

They're just doing what they are best at.

2,308 posted on 08/02/2007 6:58:19 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: All

“2,306 replies · 112,423+ views”

I want this sort of response to a good news thread, some day........


2,309 posted on 08/02/2007 6:59:06 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: EGPWS

YOU made a mistake???

Nahhhhh...couldn’t have! :D


2,310 posted on 08/02/2007 6:59:15 PM PDT by LUV W (Thompson)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Exactly, and about 80,000 nationwide.

How do these people get these jobs? She’s influencing millions of people and hasn’t a clue what she’s talking about.


2,311 posted on 08/02/2007 6:59:21 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: Eye of Unk

Of course that would change everything. However, I know what condition many bridges are in, so I am betting it was natural neglect.


2,312 posted on 08/02/2007 7:05:16 PM PDT by jim_trent
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To: terilyn

Fortunately, her numbers suck. She only attracts those so far gone, that there is no chance of ever reaching/turning them.


2,313 posted on 08/02/2007 7:06:35 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: LUV W
YOU made a mistake???

Naw, he USED to work for the PP!!

That's the second time in my life when I thought I made a mistake but I was wrong! /snicker

2,314 posted on 08/02/2007 7:06:47 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

True, but with CBS that might guarantee her a lifetime job.


2,315 posted on 08/02/2007 7:07:15 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: terilyn

We did it to Rather...........

;-)


2,316 posted on 08/02/2007 7:08:44 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: concretebob
"I can't imagine the expansion assembly failing all at once."

Right. The E side broke loose first. I think within one second after the intial break the west side went.

I can't make out most of these still pics, because the resolution's so low. I looked for the bearing plates, but couldn't positively ID them. The stills on this page don't indicate much corrosion. There's just some shots that show rust where the king post rests on the pylon and rust stains dripping down from above on that same post. MAybe you can make things out from the stills on that page, because your familiar with it. The SW king post appears to be intact, and on the ground. It appears to have broke free from the road bed.

I couldn't make out anything under the bridge before the fall. There's a curious fog under the brige where each of the members of the truss and the posts between them meet the road bed. There's some kind of lateral support bracket at those locations. If that's a fog there, and not just camera effects, the truss, at least on the east side, appears to have sheared longitudinally from the road bed.

"This had to be a catostrophic underpinning/super-structure failure. Either they chipped away too much concrete around the anchor bolts at the piers, or they created a point load in the wrong place."

I don't think they were working on the peirs yet. There just seems to have been cutouts in the concrete on the one side where traffic was one lane. That from the MNDOT camera. It showed them and some equipment parked along the other side. that equipment could weight much. I think it was just and air compressor and a ~1000gal water truck. I think one of the truss members was already essentially failed and the roadbed itself(the pins at the bearing plates) was allowing it to stand a bit longer. Is it possible the foreman, or any of the workerswould note an odd opening at the expansionjoint for this weather?

2,317 posted on 08/02/2007 7:10:33 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: terilyn

LOL! True, though I like to believe Rather did it to himself.


2,318 posted on 08/02/2007 7:13:02 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: yield 2 the right

“that is out of context....”

how so ?


2,319 posted on 08/02/2007 7:13:58 PM PDT by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo; terilyn
Fortunately, her numbers suck. She only attracts those so far gone, that there is no chance of ever reaching/turning them.

Fortunately she doesn't have the freewheeling that the likes of Dan Rather had because the Internet and other alternative outlets have stifled the monopoly that the ABC networks used to have.

Their numbers in the ratings are falling because of it.

Perhaps the "fairness doctrine" should be reenacted? /sarc

2,320 posted on 08/02/2007 7:15:21 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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