Wednesday, August 01, 2007

35W bridge collapse

This evening at about 6:05, a bridge spanning the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis collapsed. Just gave out and fell down. There were cars on that bridge, and a school bus. Word is the kids on the bus were evacuated, but others were not so lucky. At least deaths have been reported so far, and numerous injuries. We're all just in shock here.

I was not on or near the bridge when it collapsed, so don't worry about me. Direct your thoughts and prayers to those who were.

No one knows what caused the collapse, but general opinion seems to be that it was a structural failure, not a terrorist attack.

CNN has coverage of the story, as do local news stations, including kare11.com.



  • Glad you were nowhere near there. All of my family, friends, and co-workers are intact.

    That was about the creepiest thing I've ever seen in the Twin Cities.

    By Blogger Aaron Friday, at 7:45 PM  

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