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    Thank you for the concerns but my wife is fine. She was in no way involved in the tragedy and was only standing among the hundreds of concerned onlookers.

    Like everyone across America she was shocked and numbed by it. She's had a difficult life which has made her a pretty tough person, so it was particularly troubling hearing the emotion in her voice as she described what she was seeing.

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    I'm sure a lot of us in Minneapolis have been on that bridge many times and never thought anything of it. Pretty scary sitting on that bridge in rush hour stopped on the bridge and feeling the large trucks rumble past shaking the deck below you. Scary stuff. I drive across the Minnesota Bridge on I35 every day and I definately said some extra prayers this morning as I sat on top of it in at 6:30am. My buddy crossed that bridge at 5:55PM. 5 minutes later and well......

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    I've driven across it a time or two and when I saw the first post here, it was like "OH MY GOD" --

    I have a slight fear of heights, but kinda like bluestater's mom, some bridges just scare the crap out of me. ... I even had nightmares as a kid bout driving off one particular one in Tappahannock, Va. ... I still get chills when I have to drive over that bridge.

    Prayers to the Minny folks ... I drove through there last week.

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    A tragic result for sure with some 30 missing persons, but it could have been that much worse.



    60 kids on a school bus heading hoime from a day trip and all go off the bridge without harm.

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    Thankfully all the kids got out of the bus safe ... that could have been a real nightmare .... well, more so than it already is.

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    Here is the video of the I35 W ( 35W ) Bridge collapsing into the Mississippi River

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=854mrJaDcS8

    I added it into the first post as well.

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