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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: Spruce; ButThreeLeftsDo
I was just on that bridge this morning. HOLY SH*T!

How high is it above the water?

61 posted on 08/01/2007 4:41:24 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
My mom is on the phone with a friend who lives up there.

Wow. Such a catastrophe...

62 posted on 08/01/2007 4:41:33 PM PDT by Maigrey (The wand chooses the wizard, as much as the wizard chooses the wand... Mr. Ollivander)
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To: meyer

The Interstate 35W Mississippi River bridge near University Avenue has collapsed into the river.

It appears the bridge collapsed in both directions.

There are multiple cars in the river and a couple cars on fire. According to one witness, there was a school bus full of children on the bridge.

Cars are still on the bridge.

“It is just horrific,” said witness Marilyn Franzen, who saw the bridge collapse. Franzen said she saw a school bus that managed to stop before the going over the edge of the bridge that she said was carrying 20-30 children.

Stay tuned to WCCO.com and WCCO-TV for more information on this breaking news story.


63 posted on 08/01/2007 4:42:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Image #1

Image #2

64 posted on 08/01/2007 4:42:22 PM PDT by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: meyer

witness report. people still in river. emergency workers being taken from witnesses who are trained. OMG


65 posted on 08/01/2007 4:42:29 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: GRRRRR

Thanks for the pictures!


66 posted on 08/01/2007 4:42:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: MNlurker

link on Fox banner to watch live:

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/player06.html?liveSiteStream&Live_Site_Stream&Live%2520Stream&acc&Live%2520Stream&-1&News&180&&&new


67 posted on 08/01/2007 4:43:18 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: ButThreeLeftsDo

Terrorism?


68 posted on 08/01/2007 4:43:20 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

TROP strikes again?


69 posted on 08/01/2007 4:43:20 PM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

FNC: I-35 bridge over Mississippi River in Minneapolis has collapsed.

I drove over that bridge a few times back in January-February. It looked to me like it was pretty old.


70 posted on 08/01/2007 4:43:56 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: GRRRRR

OMG!


71 posted on 08/01/2007 4:43:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

FOX saying 6-8 cars/trucks in water, and 20 to 30 people in the water.

72 posted on 08/01/2007 4:44:30 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: coder2

Hard to believe it would be terrorism... Have to wait to see.


73 posted on 08/01/2007 4:44:32 PM PDT by RobFromGa (FDT/TBD in 2008!)
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To: Cindy

According to the local report, there are 20 to 30 cildren on that school bus - visible right behind the tractor trailer that is engulfed in flames.


74 posted on 08/01/2007 4:44:47 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: kcvl
“Franzen said she saw a school bus that managed to stop before the going over the edge of the bridge that she said was carrying 20-30 children.

This is one of the many things drives me crazy about the D.B.Media.

If we learned anything from Katrina or 9-11 it is that we'd better wait and make sure before we start the body counts.

75 posted on 08/01/2007 4:44:49 PM PDT by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: SkyPilot

Nawww...

Eyewitnesses didnt report anything unusual


76 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kcvl

The extent of the collapse makes one think about some sort of sabotage. It is hard to believe that the collapse was just a structural failure. Regardless, it is horrific.


77 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:13 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Petronski
Catastrophic failure. Absolutely breathtaking.

Holey Moley. You got that right. Breathtaking.

Is it correct that there was construction happening?

78 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:19 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

oh no..

The same thing happened here in Ohio like almost 40 years ago.

What a terrible tragedy.


79 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:26 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: SkyPilot
terrorism??

my htoughts, since FOXNEWS is openly wondering how something like this could happen without a trigger of some sort....like EarthQuake - or Big Wind or .....something...

Of course it could be totally crappy engineering.

80 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:27 PM PDT by rface
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