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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; breaking; bridge; bridgecollapse; bridges; btld; collapse; corrosion; engineering; infrastructure; jihad; minneapolis; mosques; mothman; prayerforminnesotans; rust; slownewsday; terroristattack; transportation; twincitiescell
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To: txflake

The Mississippi River in that area is relatively shallow, so
I’m hoping that Good Samaritans can somehow save these folks in the river, if the paramedics aren’t on the scene already.


281 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:01 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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282 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:11 PM PDT by maggief
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To: rface

I agree! I think Shep is doing the best he can with information coming in from everywhere and unconfirmed.


283 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: BlueJ7
Fixed it:

Bless all that people, But today is August first, it's 7:10 let see how long it takes for the DemocRats to blame this on President Bush

284 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:12 PM PDT by null and void (Whale oil: The carbon neutral, renewable petroleum alternative)
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To: angcat

Tim Pawlenty - a good Republican.


285 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:12 PM PDT by Solson (magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Heavy smoke now.


286 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:16 PM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: DugwayDuke
accumulated metal fatigue and corrosion over the years
Some bridge inspector is gonna be in biiiiiiig trouble.
287 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:16 PM PDT by Clara Lou (Thompson '08-- imwithfred.com)
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To: Always Right
Somebody may have already posted this page with info on the bridge.
288 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:16 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: finnman69

If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.

Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Lewis, Jr., May 9, 1798


289 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:18 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: DugwayDuke

sorry, dead weight is much different than live weight. the bridge would have been designed to hold that much dead weight. ROP and if I’m wrong...


290 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:29 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: angcat

Pawlenty (R)

FBI being called in


291 posted on 08/01/2007 5:09:30 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: finnman69

Yeah, on the west side of the river


292 posted on 08/01/2007 5:10:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

California new scaffolding on a bridge yesterday, ten minutes after a Nord fire... (guy cited last year for shoddy work), now this? I guess the jihadists don’t have to work hard on them with our politicians either not funding repairs, letting their friends get away with clipping contracts pricey yet cheap work, or not spending to have the bridges watched properly. But i’m ahead of myself. Any faults along there?

Any idea of the cause yet?


293 posted on 08/01/2007 5:10:18 PM PDT by AliVeritas
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To: finnman69
Im betting one of those supports in the river gave way, and that pulled down the entire span, including the sections over land.

Quite possible. It doesn't look like there was a modular approach to the structure. If one support goes, the whole thing is pulled down with it. It's all tied together.

Plus, I suspect that there's plenty of rusty fasteners there.

294 posted on 08/01/2007 5:10:24 PM PDT by meyer (It's the entitlements, stupid!)
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To: eXe
Thank you for the distinction.
295 posted on 08/01/2007 5:10:27 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I saw one rescue dude standing in the water next to a car, he was tethered to the shore.


296 posted on 08/01/2007 5:10:27 PM PDT by tioga
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

And whether the contractor is friendly with any politicians.


297 posted on 08/01/2007 5:10:28 PM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: MplsSteve

makes sense, but it seems doubtful.


298 posted on 08/01/2007 5:10:30 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: terilyn

Gawd people it wasn’t terrorism. Yeesh these comments just make all of us look stupid. Please.


299 posted on 08/01/2007 5:10:33 PM PDT by silentknight
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To: Solson

I wouldnt be surprised if the public safety radio systems are overwhelmed also....


300 posted on 08/01/2007 5:11:00 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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