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    WI - 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapses!

    People were crawling to rescue Wednesday after the 35W bridge over the Mississippi River has collapsed. Cars were on fire.



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    Hubby says Fox news is covering this live. He says there's a school bus right next to a truck that is on fire. Prayers needed, that's for sure.

    4 lanes each way. Several people still in the river. Calling for volunteers that are trained in EMT.

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    Kids as young as 4 and 5, inconsolable but safe apparently.

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    We live near this and have gone over that bridge.

    All of our local channels have been carrying this story along with the majors news stations.

    They said there were 20-30 children in the school bus, and the kids are okay.

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    I hope they can get these people rescued before it's too dark. Witnesses saying she thinks she sees bodies that aren't moving in the water.

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    Multiple injuries, some critical.

    Taximom, what channel are you watching?

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    thank GOD they got that schoolbus.

    i heard that up to 50 cars could have been in the water.

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    Is anyone else thinking TERRORISM??????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laneymae View Post
    Multiple injuries, some critical.

    Taximom, what channel are you watching?
    I'm watching Fox news (cable) with Shepherd Smith (sp). I'm stunned.

    The bridge is 64 ft high. No boats can come in from one side because of a dam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishleigh View Post
    Is anyone else thinking TERRORISM??????????
    I'm not! They are saying the bridge was under construction and it's about 40 yrs old. Should I be? Have there been terrorist threats in Minnesota?

    It was rush hour and cars were stopped on the bridge in traffic. Maybe it couldn't hold all that weight at one time.

    I can't tell you how thankful I am that the school bus was able to stop in time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by englishleigh View Post
    Is anyone else thinking TERRORISM??????????
    I don't think so. They have been working on repairing this bridge for awhile and have been pouring concrete and adding a de-icing mixture.

    Bridge is 30-40 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    I'm watching Fox news (cable) with Shepherd Smith (sp). I'm stunned.

    The bridge is 64 ft high. No boats can come in from one side because of a dam.
    That's what we are watching, too. We've got a couple of local channels, so if I hear anything that local witnesses are talking about, I will update.

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    Local news is reporting a fireman says a minimum of 50 cars involved and could be up to 100.

    This is the biggest tragedy our city has experienced. I still can't believe this is happening.

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    Not more than two days ago my son, and I, were discussing the very poor condition of so much of the infrastructure here in the United States. Something like 25% of our bridges nationwide are in poor condition, and should be replaced.

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    Our director of Homeland Security issued a statement saying they are watching the situation but there is no indication of terrorist action at this time (paraphrased from what I heard on Fox News).

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