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    Default Re: Bridge collapses during rush hour

    Did ya see the cars still atop the bridge. Whooooooooooa what a carnival ride.

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    My wife is working in Minneapolis for the summer and lives downtown. She got home just after 5 and watched emergency vehicles responding. She didnt know what happened but could see the commotion from that area. She walked several blocks to the south and could see the bridge had fallen and people scattered everywhere. She stood from an adjacent bridge and said it was chaos. She is a sensitive person and quite disturbed. She is walking home and I've lost cell contact with her. Terrible ordeal. I am waiting for her call back.

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    Pretty crazy deal, I used to live a couple hundred yards from the bridge.

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    I just saw this on CNN. Holycow I can't imagine.

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    My mother is deathly afraid of bridges, and this is her nightmare. Though she is home safe in the suburbs of Chicago, she is still scared to death from this thing.

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    Holy cow. Pm hope your wife is ok. Have we heard from our other members that live in minneapolis?

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    Let me make a correction. It was shortly after 6 pm, not 5, when she arrived home and she was "distraught" from what she saw; I am the "disturbed" one, not her.

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    Very upsetting story.

    We can probably all think of bridges we use that we are now wondering about. Here in Cincinnati, it's the Brent Spence, the I-75-71 double-decker over the Ohio River, linking Ohio to Kentucky. It was built in 1963, and carries 150,000 vehicles a day -- twice its original intent -- and has been rated "structurally deficient."

    Let's keep our brothers and sisters in Minnesota in our thoughts and prayers. Hope all is OK with your wife, pm01.

    Mark

    PS It all reminds me of the Silver Bridge collapse in 1967 -- a bridge linking West Virginia and Ohio that gave way because of corrosion and bad design -- that killed dozens of people.

    For more info on major US bridge failures: http://www.startribune.com/10204/story/1338956.html
    Last edited by ideamark; 08-02-2007 at 09:16 AM.

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