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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: DugwayDuke

Could have BEEN the stop and go traffic, kind of like marching over a bridge. Route step Hua.


351 posted on 08/01/2007 5:16:38 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: terilyn

Homeland UN-Security is saying this is not a terrorist act...just like they said New Orleans was not going underwater...


352 posted on 08/01/2007 5:16:40 PM PDT by Palladin (Judge Munley is a nincompoop.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Mianus went down at 4 am


353 posted on 08/01/2007 5:16:46 PM PDT by George from New England
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To: GRRRRR

Can you zoom out a bit? I can’t get my bearings that way. I think I know where it is but...


354 posted on 08/01/2007 5:16:47 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

No denying it’s horrific, but I would not want to rely on Shep in an emergency.


355 posted on 08/01/2007 5:16:51 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Poser

All Call Minneapolis and surrounding counties.


356 posted on 08/01/2007 5:16:55 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: HairOfTheDog

Looks like a lot of damage...


357 posted on 08/01/2007 5:16:56 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

They said the bridge was under construction but their was a TRUCK burning underneath the bridge??!!!

Now they are saying a heat wave?

Come on?! Bridges just don’t fall down! This could be terrorism.


358 posted on 08/01/2007 5:16:56 PM PDT by SelectiveJNJ
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To: All

I can’t believe the pictures I am seeing on TV!

I also think Shep is doing a great job reporting.


359 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:03 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: silentknight

Thank you......


360 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: ninergold3

Good point


361 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:13 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
Fox has the best coverage.I just checked the other stations.
362 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:25 PM PDT by fatima (Baby alert,Baby Ava arrived 6-29-07 at 3 PM-she is 10 pounds:))
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To: All

Channel 9 says that all Mpls fire/rescue are asked to report to their respective fire stations.


363 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:27 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Straight Vermonter

Glenn Taylor - the owner of the Timbewolves was supposed to have a presser for the recent trade. Cancelled by Taylor. He broke down because his daughter was involved in the collapse. He thinks she’s okay.


364 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:27 PM PDT by Solson (magnae clunes mihi placent, nec possum de hac re mentiri.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
“FOX NEWS is doing the best they can. How else can you present something so horrific ?”

I’m sorry, but Shep was going apoplectic about the school bus after we all spent 10 minutes looking right at it. At the very least, someone in the control room should have told him.

365 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:29 PM PDT by Poser (Willing to fight for oil)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

“Reporter on Fox said it is worse than San Francisco’s Quake in ‘89.”

Light traffic. Everyone watching the SF Oakland world series game.


366 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:54 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Palladin

I don’t see how they can know this..It’s way too soon...


367 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:56 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: tioga

Hubby made me turn over to CNN as Shep was making him climb the walls.


368 posted on 08/01/2007 5:17:57 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: Son House

Light rail sux.


369 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:01 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: finnman69

Eyewitness on the bridge saw workers using jackhammers, saw collapse beginning, and “just gunned it” to escape. -—Fox News report of 911 call


370 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:03 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: Weight of Glory

absolutely ...

but either mistakes in design OR improper construction OR improper materials OR unaccounted corrosion/lack of proper maintenance can lead to a failure.

My guess would be improper materials or corrosion/lack of maintenance.

In the 1980’s (early) - a 30 - 40 year old bridge span in Connecticut, part of I-95, fell into a river - and IIRC - it was poor maintenance (or marginal design combined with poor maintenance) that lead to the failure.

Mike, PE


371 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:09 PM PDT by Vineyard
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To: George from New England

I remember that like it was yesterday.


372 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:21 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: Solson

WOW! then I’m really suprised that a report less than a year ago on structural fatigue, would still allow for a construction project to go forward without further shoring. Of course, there may have been extra shoring but that could have failed. If you hear anything else on this please post it.


373 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:23 PM PDT by Weight of Glory
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Local station has reported that Homeland Security has arrived. hmmmmmm


374 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:24 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: finnman69

Shep now saying “people in the water”. Anyone know what the water temp is? Even if people can stay afloat, hypothermia can set in really fast. This is horrific - prayers for all those affected.


375 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:27 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: coder2

Thank you coder2.

Can I have the url for channel 5 and I’ll post the updates.


376 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:30 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: silentknight
Gawd people it wasn’t terrorism

And you know this how?

377 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:42 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Theresawithanh

I’m surprised O’reilly didn’t want his time


378 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:51 PM PDT by angelcindy (Where's the Fence?????)
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To: George from New England

It also was sitting in a non-earthquake zone and went down “for no reason,” as per the previous poster’s suggestion that things like this never happen.


379 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:54 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: WestSylvanian
People on the bridge reported hearing jackhammer-like sounds before the collapse

Probably the sound of steel beams and connections ripping apart.

380 posted on 08/01/2007 5:18:59 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: BurbankKarl

He said he has been hearing that this bridge disaster is similar to the scenes we saw of the bridge collapse during the 1989 Quake in the Bay Area. His response was “I was there, this is worse.”


381 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:03 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: alpha-8-25-02

prayer bump


382 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:03 PM PDT by Tribune7 (Michael Moore bought Haliburton)
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To: DCBryan1

They’re a piece of work, aren’t they?


383 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:03 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: SelectiveJNJ
Come on?! Bridges just don’t fall down! This could be terrorism.

It doesn't look like there is any sign of an explosion and that is about the only way a terrorist could do this. I looks to me like structural failure.

384 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:04 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: alpha-8-25-02

praying with you.
May the LORD strengthen the hands of the rescue workers, shine his light to reveal those in need and comfort all concerned.


385 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:11 PM PDT by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: null and void
FoxNews was saying that it was coming from a community center and that there were 20-30 kids onboard. Fortunately, they were on the section that collapsed over land and all of the kids are okay aside from a few minor injuries.

We just contacted my aunt who lives near Minneapolis. She has already gotten in touch with all of our relatives up there and they are all safe.

386 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:13 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Lots of Somali/Muslims in the Minneapolis area...
my thoughts too. when trust is low...
387 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:18 PM PDT by samp in mo
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To: mylife

They’ve closed the dam to control the current.


388 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:21 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: BurbankKarl

You got a web scanner feed URL?

Thanks


389 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:29 PM PDT by spectr17 (What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?)
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To: Palladin

Don’t go over the GW or Brooklyn Bridges tonight or tomorrow!


Do they have construction work going on them currently?..... I’ve crossed both many times but that was a very long time ago.


390 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:30 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: alpha-8-25-02

Praying and gasping at the extent of this disaster.

TG my granddaughter who goes to University there is at home this summer!

Prayers up for all those who have relatives and friends who may have been on that bridge.

TG the school bus stayed intact and all the kids got off with just bumps and cuts.


391 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:34 PM PDT by Palladin (Judge Munley is a nincompoop.)
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To: Alberta's Child

FNC: Department of Homeland Security says this does not appear to be an act of terrorism.


392 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:42 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Petronski

Lets get this straight, a jackhammer would not cause a bridge to collapse.


393 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:43 PM PDT by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: whatisthetruth

The Dept of Homeland security just said it was not.
What crap they already know that?


394 posted on 08/01/2007 5:19:57 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: Palladin
Thirty-year-old bridges do not just collapse in a non-earthquake zone.

40 year old bridges in high-salt areas can, if not properly maintained and inspected.

The US 51 bridge that collapsed in Tennessee was only about 10 years older, and was in an area where much less salt would have been used on the roadway, although that collapse was blamed not on corrosion, but on the effect of the river on the piers.

395 posted on 08/01/2007 5:20:09 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Shermy

Light traffic on the bridge. Not so light on the Cypress Structure freeway that collapsed. That’s where the most fatalities happened.


396 posted on 08/01/2007 5:20:10 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Can’t get ahold of my SIL who lives just outside Minneapolis. She works at one of the hospitals there. Calls not going thru.
Prayers for everyone involved!!


397 posted on 08/01/2007 5:20:18 PM PDT by jackv (DEMOCRATS HATE BUSH MORE THAN THEY LOVE THEIR COUNTRY!!!)
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To: All

Channel 9 says that Homeland Security has issued a statement saying that they do not believe the bridge collapse to be terror-related. But they are investigating the situation.


398 posted on 08/01/2007 5:20:19 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Terriergal

Here you go TerrierGal...The Dome is clearly shown...HOPE This helps...

399 posted on 08/01/2007 5:20:19 PM PDT by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: spectr17

I dont think there are any....the minneapolis people said there arent any online...

full mobilization from the surrounding counties


400 posted on 08/01/2007 5:20:23 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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