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Bridge on I-35 IN Minneapolis Collapses - Cars in the Water

Society & Culture  (tags: bridge collapse, Minneapolis, Mississippi River, I-35 Westbound )

- 3945 days ago -
A bridge over the Mississippi Rivercollapsed - dozens of vehicles in the river.A couple of cars and trucks are on fire. According to one witness, there was a school bus full of children on the bridge.

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Jakki S (173)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 5:25 pm
OMG..My husbands on his way back from Ohio,and that's a possible route!

RC deWinter (418)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 5:33 pm prayers are with you and I am sure your husband's gauradian angel is watching over him....hugs, Cate

RC deWinter (418)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 5:33 pm prayers are with you and I am sure your husband's gauradian angel is watching over him....hugs, Cate

RC deWinter (418)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 5:33 pm prayers are with you and I am sure your husband's gauradian angel is watching over him....hugs, Cate

Sherri Dillavou (12)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 5:38 pm
I just went across that bridge 2 days ago when i went to the rescue to pick up my dog!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 5:40 pm
Let us know something as soon as you hear Jakki...Prayers and thoughts are with you...K

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 5:42 pm
OMG! Jakki, my prayers are also with you..Please keep us posted..There is an angel watching...

. (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 6:03 pm
My prayers and thoughts are with you , Jakki.

Diana N (86)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 6:05 pm
They think all the kids on the bus are OK other than being terrified. Pray for all those involved! It looks just horrendous! Cnn says one span collapsed, but both directions collapsed (they were separated by quite a distance...apparently the ends collapsed first pulling the rest down like dominoes)! There are always lots of people down below is a very popular place to walk and run.

Jakki S (173)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 6:08 pm
He hasn't called yet.He usualy calls me before he leaves any where.I'm praying he didn't leave yet!Supposed to leave this morning!

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 6:09 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with them.

Linda Hartsfield (46)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 6:45 pm
Jakki, praying your husband is home and safe. Those poor people what a horrible thing to happen! It is going to be a long night for the rescue teams too. For those who pray don't forget them and those who don't pray please lift them up with good vibes.

Kendra Lianne (6)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 7:10 pm
Watching the footage of this tragedy is awful! Contacted all family and friends to make sure all are safe - praise God they are! So many injured, and one confirmed dead as of 9 p.m. Lord be with all those involved - the victims, their families, the rescue workers, everyone!!

Rabbit R (85)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 7:19 pm

Prayers of God's mercy for any survivors and the loved ones of those that didn't.

Mara G (411)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 7:46 pm
Jakki, please keep us informed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you dear.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 8:18 pm
Jakki- I am praying with and for you. The site you sent on the congressman has up to date video info. We watched it first on that site. Here is the latest site video- cut and paste?- We're all here for you! Lee

Blu AbbeyCat (302)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 8:32 pm
......Our heartfelt prayers for all the familys involved in this terrible tragedy.

Jakki S (173)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 8:44 pm
Thank-you Lee,and everyone else.

Bobbie W (113)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 9:21 pm
I saw this on TV and couldn't believe it! I don't have the nerve to turn it back on. Jakki- I think your husband would be okay-can't imagine going that way from Ohio to New Orleans-but maybe I'm mistaken about where you live. I WANT him to be okay for your sake! Praying for you and all the others involved!

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 9:30 pm
The reason for the Bridge collapsing will eventually be discovered. But before that happens, innocent victims will be found....... so my heart holds their grieving families in love and prayer for comfort and peace.

Jakki S (173)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 11:41 pm
Thank-you Bobbie.It is his favorite drive.

Denice G (45)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 12:09 am
Jakki our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marian E (152)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 12:14 am
Prayers for all. Jakki, you and yours especially.

Jakki S (173)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 12:58 am
OMG,I just heard the most wonderful thing...My husbands voice! He did wander off course,but it was to N.C. this time.He is in Alabama and is on his way here! In one piece!! THANK-YOU SO MUCH EVERY ONE!!!!LOVE YOU ALL!!!!

Stephen Hannon (203)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 5:01 am
Maybe we will hear more news of the bridge collapse sometime today, since it occurred shortly after 6:00 pm. I am more worried about the school bus filled with children.

LadyLou B (133)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 6:17 am
Terrible tragedy. Glad your husband is OK Jakki.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 6:31 am
Terrible tragedy ! I was watching television yesterday when it came on the news I just watched the scenes in shock .Its a merical that so far I have only heard of one person losing their life .
Terrible terrible tragedy

Tim Redfern (581)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 11:03 am
Praise God, Jakki! Oh, so relieved your husband is okay! Ohio to New Orleans via Minneapolis seemed to me an odd route as well, but SO glad he's all right.
These poor people in the Twin Cities may not have died in vain. I remember a report on NPR-All Things Considered from at least 3 years ago, about the crumbling, decaying state of almost every bridge in the lower 48. Perhaps, by God's grace, this horrid tragedy will finally get some serious repair to our bridges before more people are dead and families ruined.

Patricia H (4)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 1:39 pm
Thankfullly all 4 members of my family that use that bridge are safe...I haven't heard otherwise so no news is good news. What a terrible way for our state to make national headlines. 60 kids that were on bus are all ok...few had minor injuries. 4 dead, but 30 still missing.

Dawn H (102)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 2:52 pm
Jakki, I am glad your husband is safe. I can't even imagine what the families of the missing are going through now. What a tragedy.

Elle J (276)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 4:31 pm
Noted! My prayers are with those who went through this horrible tragedy and with those who lost family members as well.

Kari D (192)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 4:36 pm
Glad your husband is safe! I was on that bridge the day before it collapsed. There are still 30 people missing. Divers are still searching thru cars that were trapped under the concrete Even Bush is flying out on Saterday to see the damage for himself & has promised us aid in rebuilding the bridge. I think he's just feeling a bit guilty after being soooooooooo slooooooooooooow in giving aid to the KATRINA Victims!. Please keep Minnesota in your prayers!

Armand G F (5)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 5:38 pm
This disaster is way beyond horrific, the emotional cost on the survivors and families of the dead and missing will be everlasting. I join all "humans" in offering my prayers for those families.

Kari D (192)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 6:02 pm
Thank you Armand for your prayers.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 7:17 pm
Some updates in case you haven't heard the news: Everyone on the school bus was rescued, and the majority of them were ok, a few teachers I believe are still in the hospital. According to latest reports, they are only saying that four are dead and eight are missing, so hopefully the death toll will not rise much more, although no one is sure yet. Rescue had turned to recovery mission, which has been tough because the Mississippi is so murky-and the bridge may be on top of many cars.
I live in Minnesota, and I've always been worried about bridges when I am driving on them. My heart and prayers go out to all the victims and families.

Robert K (437)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 7:34 pm
It appears the Bush tax cuts, and the $ 2 trillion cost of the aftermath of an unnecessary propagandized war, veterans benefits - long term care et al, along with nearly half of American taxes going toward the Military and WMDs, Weapons of Mass Destruction depleted uranium, cluster bombs, nuclear bombs etc; that the infrastructure, social justice, and survival of the indefensibles are starting to come out and be recognized. Just look at the horrible tragedy of the Minneapolis bridge collapse, or the 47 million Americans without health care, being only two of the enumerable injustices taking place with bu$hCon and the likes.,1363,4668,00.html

UPS Pressroom 2006 Press Release

Chalk up another failure for the Bush tax cuts. The head of UPS warned that America’s neglected infrastructure was hobbling us in the global marketplace.
Describing the nation’s roads, ports, railroads and airports as the backbone of global trade, UPS’s chief executive officer warned that America was taking a chance with its future by neglecting its infrastructure.

“What’s shocking, quite frankly, is the inability of our transportation infrastructure to keep up with the normal day-to-day stresses imposed upon it,” said UPS CEO Mike Eskew. “Our highways, waterways, railroads and aviation networks are simply not keeping up with ordinary demands.

After Hurricane Katrina even emergency supplies languished in ports and parking lots. Eskew said you don’t have to wait for a storm or earthquake or terrorist attack to see the problems. You also don’t have to be a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, but they have issued a scathing analysis of our transport system.

“In 2005, here’s what our infrastructure report card looked like: our aviation system got a D+; navigable waterways a D-; roads a D, and rails a C-.”

“What does the overall report card on our national transportation infrastructure look like? Well, let’s put it this way: if your kids brought home report cards like this to-day someone would be grounded,” said UPS CEO Mike Eskew.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2007, 8:14 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday August 3, 2007, 9:13 am
I saw it on television that night. We do not know if tomorrow is promise to us so let us make one day to live like an enjoying our lives. Life is like a blow of wind and what happens. It is gone. Those victims did not know when they are coming back to there family etc. Tragedy is going to happen anyway.We need to repent to God and this is why these disaster and other things are happening. We need to love one another and stop looking at tomorrow or next week because when the clock stop ticking that is it. We take advantage of life to much. When it is time to go it is time to go. Like ecclesiastes says it is a time to live and a time to die.It is a time for everything.

Merry L (74)
Sunday August 5, 2007, 8:50 am
Such sadness...

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 5, 2007, 9:53 am
geesh... i just realized that my post of a few days ago never posted... i first read this and posted to it thursday morning and was holding my breath as i read down the llist of messages waiting to find out if jakki had heard from her hubby... i was on the road the next day with my partner telling him all about it and just got back and was checking things out and saw that my post of thursday never went through... oh well, i am just glad jakki, your husband made it home ok and decided to take a different route...;)

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday August 22, 2007, 10:40 am
noted and glad that Jakki´s husband took an other rute.
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