Wednesday, August 01, 2007
HUGE BRIDGE COLLAPSE IN MINNEAPOLIS (35TH ST. BRIDGE) AT 6PM, STAY POSTED
7:14pm ( first Broken News Alert, Bridge actually collapsed at 6:05-6:08PM)
TURN ON MSNBC , Keith best coverage, FOX had amazing aerials..
...I KNOW I NEVER SAY THAT, BUT THE AERIALS ARE STAGGERING...
IS THIS DEMOLITION??? ...I AM SORRY BUT IT IS PANCAKED...
THERE IS NO WAY IT JUST FELL....COULD IT BE AN EARTHQUAKE?
THE PICTURES ARE UNREAL....
10:30 PM update later: Anderson Cooper is also covering- doing a good job.
11pm: People have reported that they heard a Noise and that there was a Noise, s Shutter, and then the Bridge Collapse, in a a Domino fashion.Then it fell in sections more than 30 feet into the water. All of school bus that was on the bridge, and the children were safely rescued and triaged to a Red Cross Center. At this hour it has been 58 injuries and 7 fatalities, some of those were drownings. Anderson Cooper is on CNN and Keith Olbermann is reporting on MSNBC. Susposedly a HLS "person" has given a statement that it is not terrorism ( well , considering it is dark and late, and a Bridge just collapsed...seems a bit premature for them to come out and say that everything is fine- just a structure "collapse". I am pretty sure that No Engineers have rushed up there, and no FEMA people....so what the Heck...)
10am Thursday: Update: So today the pictures are coming out...and it is even worse in daylight. And the questions are swirling. Was it Structural Collapse ? ( 1967 built)...Was it the Heat ? Was it something to do with the Repair work ? ( Some have said they were doing Joint Work, and it was a Single Arch Structure- steel)..Was it just that OUR Infrastructure is shot to hell....CNN Ireport photos are just amazing....Hopefully we will learn more..