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.......
No offense to the Pioneer Press on my part. ; )
Katie will soon be gone. Granted, it’ll be difficult to erase all the lies she has spawned......
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!
He used to work at the PP.
She just spews without consequences.
I will be glad when she’s gone. Maybe I can watch
the news again! Ugh!
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.
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!
They're just doing what they are best at.
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I want this sort of response to a good news thread, some day........
YOU made a mistake???
Nahhhhh...couldn’t have! :D
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.
Of course that would change everything. However, I know what condition many bridges are in, so I am betting it was natural neglect.
Fortunately, her numbers suck. She only attracts those so far gone, that there is no chance of ever reaching/turning them.
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
True, but with CBS that might guarantee her a lifetime job.
We did it to Rather...........
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?
LOL! True, though I like to believe Rather did it to himself.
“that is out of context....”
how so ?
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