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Originally posted by Voxel
That is a perfectly normal weather front. What looks weird about it to you? Please, don't try to deflect blame away from the MnDoT by claiming crazy HARP theories. Some very important people are to blame for this and most likely they will cover it up, blame the construction company, and get reelected to another term.
[edit on 8.1.2007 by Voxel]
The wind-induced collapse occurred on November 7, 1940 11:00AM, due partially to a physical phenomenon known as mechanical resonance
On December 15,1967 at approximately 5 p.m., the U.S. Highway 35 bridge connecting Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Kanauga, Ohio suddenly collapsed into the Ohio River. At the time of failure, thirty- seven vehicles were crossing the bridge span, and thirty-one of those automobiles fell with the bridge. Forty- six individuals perished with the buckling of the bridge and nine were seriously injured. Along with the numerous fatalities and injuries, a major transportation route connecting West Virginia and Ohio was destroyed, disrupting the lives of many and striking fear across the nation. (reference)
On the morning of May 9th,1980 at 07:38, during a violent rain squall producing high winds and almost zero visibility the empty phosphate freighter SUMMIT VENTURE piloted by Captain John Lerro slammed into the #2 South pier ( over 700 feet from the center of the channel ) of the southbound (1970) span , it knocked 1261 feet of center span, cantilever , approach and roadway into Tampa Bay. Thirty-five people , most of them on board a Greyhound bus bound for Miami plunged 150 feet to their deaths in what is now one of the worst bridge disasters in history.
The Mianus River Bridge on Interstate 95 in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich, Connecticut is famous for the collapse of a 100-foot deck of its eastbound span on June 28, 1983. Three people were killed when their vehicles fell with the bridge into the Mianus River 70 feet below, and three were seriously injured.
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge suffered relatively minor damage, as a 50-foot (15 meter) section of the upper deck on the eastern side crashed onto the deck below. The quake caused the Oakland side of the bridge to shift eighteen centimeters to the east, and caused the bolts of one section to shear off, sending the small part of the roadbed crashing down like a trapdoor. When that part of the bridge collapsed, a few motorists fell into the hole, but landed safely on the lower deck, preventing them from falling into the bay
Originally posted by Spoontoad
For those interested, you can watch this live on the Internet from our local ABC News Channel - KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness News
Live Internet Coverage
OROVILLE – A highway bridge under construction collapsed Tuesday morning in northern California, trapping a delivery truck and its driver under the debris. The Fed Ex truck could be seen partially crushed under a beam, and a California Department of Transportation vehicle was also damaged. The extent of the injuries from the crash was unclear. A helicopter was at the scene ready to transport the driver to a hospital, said California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Karen Ogle. A FedEx spokesman had no immediate comment. Construction crews were trying to remove and stabilize the collapsed beams and other steelwork that collapsed. Motorists were being told to use detours using State Route 162.