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

What did you do to it!?!

51 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:12 PM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: coder2

I haven’t found === oh, here it comes on CNN = only a mention, then on to something else! This is terrible! Probably be more on FOX at 5. Why don’t they stay on the story now????


52 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:26 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Vote for Duncan Hunter in the Primaries for America's sake!)
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To: UKrepublican
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53 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:34 PM PDT by GRRRRR (The Libtards are spoiling for a big fight!)
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To: Spruce

Fires are getting worse, but there seems to be at least one hose on the rig fire.


54 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:38 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Dead Corpse
Semi on fire is a Tastee bread truck...

School bus is empty. Not sure if it was full when it happened...

55 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:43 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Prayers for all. Pedestrians involved.


56 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:44 PM PDT by piperpilot
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To: Spruce

Drudge:

Bridge Collapses in Minneapolis //
35W Bridge collapsed over Mississippi River near U of MN campus. Many cars in the river. Rescue boat on scene... MORE...


57 posted on 08/01/2007 4:38:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Spruce

Dang! You had the luck of the stars Spruce


58 posted on 08/01/2007 4:39:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MNlurker

For anyone here in MN the KSTP feed is unbelieveable...


59 posted on 08/01/2007 4:39:31 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
OMG! This is terrible. It's a very substantial part of the bridge that's down. Watch when they pan out with the camera - it's an incredible mess.

Prayers up!!

60 posted on 08/01/2007 4:40:13 PM PDT by meyer (It's the entitlements, stupid!)
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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
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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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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

PRayers going out.


81 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:41 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Boycott China)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

UNBELIEVABLE!

I was just on that bridge recently! Oh my goodness— cars in the river, bodies in the river.

Many prayers for everyone!

Oh my goodness the WHOLE thing has collapsed!


82 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:42 PM PDT by Shelayne (I will continue to pray for President Bush and my country, as I am commanded to do by my Lord.)
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To: yorkie

oh no


83 posted on 08/01/2007 4:45:43 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: All

http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=35W&ie=UTF-8&scoring=n


84 posted on 08/01/2007 4:46:03 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ramius

Fox says construction was contained to the surface.


85 posted on 08/01/2007 4:46:34 PM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Ramius

Multiple reports. Some say construction and some say that it was just surface work. Have to wait and see.


86 posted on 08/01/2007 4:46:36 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Normal" - Just a cycle on the washing machine - Naomi Judd)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
The pictures are horrible! Unbelievable!! Pray for everyone, please.
87 posted on 08/01/2007 4:46:54 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: kabar

This is simply breathtaking...the bridge has broken apart in at least 5 places..the live shots on FOX are unreal.


88 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:01 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’m watching it on Channel 5!

Frickin’ awful. I just drove across that bridge a week ago.


89 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:09 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: kabar

There are cars stacked up, in the water, to the right of what used to be the bridge that Fox News just showed.


90 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SkyPilot

“Terrorism?”

No, more than likely due to bridge reconstruction, one lane during rush hour and the absolutely oppressive heat we’ve been experiencing.


91 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:16 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: Petronski

Not really funy.


92 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:24 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Ramius

resurfacing is my understanding vs construction


93 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:25 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: GRRRRR

It’s time to pray...


94 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:27 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: princess leah

I hope it isn’t a terrorist attack...bridges were a big concern after 9/11!


Nothing is being reported to indicate a bombing or something like that..... Remember this bridge/roadway has been under construction thus something of that nature maybe the most likely cause.....


95 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:45 PM PDT by deport ( Cue Spooky Music...)
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To: yorkie

Trace G on Fox just reported those kids on the bus are safe, it stopped before going over


96 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:52 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: MplsSteve

OH MY WORD, 20 to 30 kids on a school bus just barely made it, and are ok!


97 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:54 PM PDT by Halls (check out my profile and it will explain everything!(Vote for someone who will seal our borders!))
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To: Ramius
Is it correct that there was construction happening?

That was mentioned by the Fox News local crew

98 posted on 08/01/2007 4:47:56 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: kcvl

It had to be very crowded, right by the Metrodome, Twins are supposed to play in 15 minutes.


99 posted on 08/01/2007 4:48:20 PM PDT by terilyn
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And we just spent how many zillion on public transit that no one uses...


100 posted on 08/01/2007 4:48:21 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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