Bridge Collapse

by PapaScott on 02 August 2007

Just to let everyone know that we were not in Minneapolis or in the Twin Cities yesterday, so we are not affected by the bridge collapse on Interstate 35W (Tagesschau report) yesterday. No family or friends of ours would be normally commuting on that highway during evening rush hour.

However I know the bridge and the neighborhood well. It crosses the Mississippi between downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, and I lived near the bridge in Southeast Minneapolis my first two years in college. Blogger DaveP lives in that neighborhood today.

Minneapolis like Hamburg is a city built on a river. You cross bridges over the river every day without giving it a second thought, taking it for granted. Thank God that due to road maintenance, only one lane was open on the bridge in each direction. It could have been a lot worse.

Scott H August 2, 2007 at 16:55

Glad to hear you guys weren’t anywhere near there. When I heard the news, I immediately remembered you saying something about having tickets to the ballgame. I checked your post again and saw that it was for Saturday.

Nico August 2, 2007 at 17:08

next time a bridge collapses somewhere close to you, please blog sooner. :)

J August 2, 2007 at 19:37

Add me to the list of those that thought of you when hearing about the collapse. Glad to hear you’re well.

christina August 2, 2007 at 20:28

Good to know that you and yours are OK!

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