Thursday, August 2, 2007

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse Update

As of 3am Eastern;

-7 dead, 62 injured according to CNN.
-At least 50 cars in the Mississippi River
-Reports say bridge may be out for 2 years. Remember this is a MAJOR thoroughfare into and out of Downtown Minneapolis.
-It's still unknown what caused the collapse, but the bridge was under construction and was closed the night before. The weather in Minneapolis has been summery, alot of rain, and just recently, there was a 20 degree temperature change in a few hours, which concrete does not like.
-Minnesota Twins game cancelled tomorrow.
-School bus with 60 people on it narrowly escaped falling into river, all the kids are ok.

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