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Originally posted by Dr Love
Could it be that the bridge just flat gave out, absolutely, that's probably what happened, but when we see the media sensationalizing (I think that's a word? ) and crying "infrastructure" and all in a rather short time span, we have to keep our guard up.
Originally posted by elevatedone
Originally posted by Trinity2492
the reporter on fox news was saying that there was minor construction taking place on the bridge and gave the comment that there had to be some type of impact or explosion for such a catastrophe to happen....
Originally posted by QuestionMark
O.K. I dont know if anyone mentioned this yet but i had to throw it out there.
Anyone find it interesting that the Republican convention will be held in Minnesota in 2008?
Andyzero, where about in the city do you live? You can send ma a U2U if you would like. I've wanted to check it out in person, but havnt because Chn 11, 4, & 5 are asking on the police's behalf to stay away. I do agree though - if you are familiar with this bridge, the TV does NOT do this justice. Looks small on the TV when you know what that bridge used to look like.
Originally posted by andyzero1234
I just got back from checking out the site. Police and the fire department have made it very difficult (at least from my attempt) to get anywhere near the site. I did however get to cross a few parallel bridges (rush hour traffic was nuts) and the general impression I got was one of giant scale. TV really doesn't do this justice.. the whole scene is just huge and the sight of all that concrete jutting up at very strange angles is startling.
Originally posted by esecallum
national guarad should be called out to protrct brideges.
arabs need to be stopped before they kill more innocent thousands of americans.
There's been no official mention, and it's unclear if the train was actually moving at the time, but a few have brought that up here in Minneapolis. Many people heard a rumble compared to a freight train, so maybe that's what they heard? I think that may officially come into play later on in the investigation but until the officials at least figure out which portion of the bridge started the event, it's anyone's guess as to what triggered this.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
Are there any chances of this train being the cause of the bridge collapse somehow?
Originally posted by makeitso
Originally posted by Samblak
This comes as no surprise to me, alot of the infrastructure in the USA is old and decrepit. It's gotten to a point to where we are overwhelmed by it and Contractors cannot keep up with the repairs. This country is bigger then itself, officials are clueless as to how to manage these problems and we will be seeing alot of incidences like this in the coming future.
[edit on 1-8-2007 by Samblak]
Originally posted by makeitso
Hero x 50.
The school bus with 50 kids on it plunged downward as the bridge collapsed. It stopped just short of landing in the river. As the dust cleared Jeremy kicked the back door open and helped all the children off the bus to safety.
[edit on 8/2/07 by makeitso]
We can't have any new bridges or roads in this state, because the money just isn't available. Good thing, though, that we are able to scratch enough together to build multi-million dollar sports stadiums. Every time I plop down my surtax in Hennepin County to build a new park for the suck-ass Twins I'll think of that.