Skip to comments.Breaking: Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis
Posted on 08/01/2007 4:28:27 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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Very true. It would have been nice if they could
have waited till all the bodies were accounted for
before politicizing it. It’s just so wrong.....
I am not sure but I think I saw two front discharge concrete mixers on one of the fallen roadways, I drive a concrete mixer that fully loaded is near 69.000 lbs and those type of mixers can weigh much more.Looking at the videos its just a bit strange how it fell, more like a controlled demolition. I would ask some of those demolition experts if it could be done without using explosives.
Thanks. I'm on a dial-up here though, so they don't work most often. Thanks for the utube link.
Now don't let it get you down.
I learn from my mistakes when I think I make them and then find that I am wrong. LOL!
I sure put the miles on today commuting.....
Business before respect.
I see the Democrats are doing their darnedest to blame Bush for the bridge collapse, maybe Rush will remind them that they spent the money on the “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska instead of the bridge to somewhere in Minnesota.
They talked about the Silver Bridge as an historical reference a lot today on the various national news channels.
CNN talked about it several times. Infact CNN’s Chad Myers (who used to work at Channel 6 in Columbus) went into detail comparing the two. FOX actully showed pictures from the Silver Bridge collapse.
The Silver Bridge collapse changed the way bridges were created in the United States. After Dec 15 1967, new bridges were no longer non redundant. Which means if a main connection broke, the rest of the bridge would no longer fail with newer designs.
Problem is. The Minnesota bridge was created just months before the Silver Bridge collapsed. Thus like with the Silver Bridge, if the main link broke, there was a DOMINO effect.
The two bridge collapses will always be linked based on this alone.
I’ll bet you and about 50,000 other folks did!
I wasn’t aware that you had to go over that bridge.
I am thankful that you were somewhere else yesterday!
Home Sweet Home!
It could be that changing shifts the day before and being too tired to work was a gift in the long run. : )
Yeah, locally, the Gov is being blamed for this because he vetoed a gasoline tax, this year.
As if the gas tax money was going to be used to fix bridges. It is well known that the Dems were going to buy more choo-choo trains with that money.....
The billions excess in the state coffers wasn't enough for them. It never is enough....
Daughter reported in - finally got ahold of mother-in-law, she was not involved.
God’s angel watching out.......
I didn’t catch Soucheray today. I’ve been listening mostly to 100.3 lately. But at any rate, structural deficiency is an unfortunate term that they use in the bridge rating. They really need to revisit that and possibly come up with a more friendly lay-person term.
No, thats the name of a 52 card deck protector.
Hey - I think we’re pretty used to mass confusion. How else would you describe electing Jesse? ;)
I try to listen to Dan, mid-mornings. But that’s when the bulk of my meetings occur.
Dan is the best......
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