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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: Spktyr

Bless all that people, But today is August first, let see how long it takes for the DemocRats to blame this on President Bush


261 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:07 PM PDT by BlueJ7
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To: All

Channel 5 reports ambulances headed to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Lots of injuries ranging from critical to non-life threatening.


262 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:12 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: DugwayDuke

Maybe, but it’s bumper to bumper every morning and evening.


263 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:21 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: mylife

Both support pylons are still standing on the side where it crosses the train tracks.


264 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:29 PM PDT by finnman69 (May Paris Hilton's plane crash into Britney Spears house while Lindsey Lohan is over doing coke)
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To: MplsSteve
I think Shep Smith is doing a fine job. Great Job Shep.
265 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:35 PM PDT by rface
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To: Bushbacker1; All

I was just beginning to look at the Google map...the overhead shot of the bridge when they panned out on FNC...holy @#^%#!!


266 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:39 PM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Engineer Bn. K.I.A. 25 Apr. 2005)
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To: GOP_Proud

See above.

Both collapses happened in a (ROUTE 35). MinneaPOLIS, MN. GalliPOLIS, OH.

Oh and..

This Minnesota bridge was built in (1967).


267 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:43 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Bushbacker1

Cell Phone SMS Service wont tie up phone lines.. sometimes its the only way to get through in a disaster.


268 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:49 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: finnman69

I would speculate that something failed and the rest came down in cascade.

Someday a few years from now, National Geographic’s “Seconds from Disaster” will break it all down.


269 posted on 08/01/2007 5:07:53 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: BlueJ7
Who is the Governor of MN he/she will blame Bush.
270 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:01 PM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: rface

I agree


271 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:05 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: Son House
Guess we’ll miss Bill OReilly for ‘hard’ news.

You mean you were expecting Bill to start his show with his apology to FR?

272 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:07 PM PDT by tioga
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There are a number of cars upside down under the bridge and decks in the water. The FBI HAS been CALLED IN!!!!!


273 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:10 PM PDT by Solson (magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.)
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To: Always Right

I just placed a prayer request on our church prayer chain. Hopefully, it will travel far and wide very soon. These people need all the prayers they need right now.


274 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:19 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: rollo tomasi

Thanks for the link!!


275 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:25 PM PDT by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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http://www.kmsp.com

Photo gallery:

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=3946412&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=PSTY&pageId=1.1.1

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=3946519&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1

“Minneapolis Bridge Collapses Sending Cars Into Water Below”
Last Edited: Wednesday, 01 Aug 2007, 7:00 PM CDT
Created: Wednesday, 01 Aug 2007, 7:00 PM CDT

ARTICLE SNIPPET: “MINNEAPOLIS — A freeway bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed during evening rush hour Wednesday, sending many cars into the water.

Tons of concrete collapsed and there were injuries, authorities said. Survivors were being carried up the riverbank.”


276 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
 
 
I'm stunned. Either an engineering mishap from Hell, or some idiot jihadi wanna-be(s) pulled a hideous sabotage job.
 
Just heard on FOX news that the collapsing may not be over yet - people are getting cleared out from some areas.
 
Prayers up for all in Minneapolis
 
 
 

277 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:28 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
i might be a bit paranoid... but i just noticed there is another bridge next to the collapsed one and a dam just upstream.

seeing how my first thought was terrorist act (there was another bridge collapse yesterday)... they should get bomb crews to check the area (quickly & quietly)

secondary attacks once rescue personal and tv coverage are in place is a favored tactic of terrorists these days

278 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:36 PM PDT by sten
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To: angcat

pawlenty - R


279 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:43 PM PDT by MNlurker
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Channel 5 reports FBI has been called in - ostensibly to investigate any possible act of terrorism or sabotage.


280 posted on 08/01/2007 5:08:58 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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