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Author Topic: Major bridge Collapse over Mississippi River in Minneapolis  (Read 2701 times)
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« on: August 01, 2007, 04:40:44 PM »

Check your National News

Terrible situation.

Our heart goes out to those folks.

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 04:52:16 PM »

Golly Cliff...We've been sitting here most of the evening and not heard anything about this.  But then it might have been since I've been trying to get a connection.

Are you sure you're not plugged into a higher source for your news?  Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 04:53:39 PM »

FYI

It was the I-35W Bridge

OK, All you Minnesota guys check in...

Cliff
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 05:07:07 PM »

Looks awful.

When I was with Craig (gumpy) and his clan over the weekend in Wyoming, they weren't supposed to head back until today.

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 05:17:57 PM »

We're up to speed on it now...it's a real tragedy.  Happy to hear that Gumpy and family were far away from it.  What's happening to our national infrastructure?

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 05:25:17 PM »

It was the West bound bridge of I-35


Actually, it appears it was the whole bridge in both directions, of I-35W.  (The W is part of the number -- the bridge runs north/south.)

Most of the major news sites now have it on the home page, with at least one photo.

I believe the intact bridge next to it is the 10th street bridge.

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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 05:26:21 PM »

Full coverage on Fox news cable
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007, 05:38:33 PM »

That's horrible. I cannot imagine what it would be like to have lost any loved ones. Our heart goes out to the families.

Becky and Paul
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007, 05:43:02 PM »

Traffic was apparently bumper to bumper at rush hour. May be dozens of vehicles at the bottom of the Mississippi. Sounds worse than the last earthquake I was in in California several years ago.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007, 05:49:08 PM »

Whow ... that doesn't look good.
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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2007, 07:14:26 PM »

Hey guys, my home town!  So far everyone we can think of who might have been going over the bridge this evening is safe.  What was worse than just rush hour traffic was the Twins were playing ball tonight as well.  So, that meant both south and north bound lanes were packed.  not good ...   please say a few extra prayers for all the people impacted by this tragedy.  Thank you
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2007, 07:19:10 PM »

Hey Brian,

Thanks for checking in.

We hope to hear soon from the rest of our Minnesota gang.

Glad to hear you and yours are OK.

Cliff

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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2007, 07:33:53 PM »

Anyone heard from Brian Elfert yet?  Anyone have his phone and can call and make sure he is okay?
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2007, 08:24:44 PM »

Hi Brian,

Glad your home safe also...

What a horrific scene on the news. It looks like a earthquake aftermath.

I hope not too many lives were lost!

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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2007, 08:51:46 PM »

We're home. All ok. The bridge was not on our route.

We left WY early and got home today. We turned on the radio about 30 minutes after the bridge fell, and listened to the coverage for the last 100 miles or so. This was not on our route, so we were no where close to it. Have been watching the news coverage. It's incredible. There will be many dead in the days to come. So far, they're saying 7 dead, but they're suggesting there's at least 20 or more still in their cars in the water. The death toll will climb over the next few days.

I'll make another post regarding the trip. Mostly good news, but some bad, too.

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