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Old 08-02-2007, 08:36 AM   #51
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He'* logged in.. probably sipping the morning 52oz of coffee. Good to see you buddy
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I'm fine. That used to be my route to work every day until I moved. My old place where Nate, Marty, and a couple of others had visited was only about 10 blocks north of there. Now I never need to go through there anymore.
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Good to hear form you. Aren't you glad you moved???
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That was stunning to turn on the TV news last night after getting home. This event will have a long-term impact on traffic in the Minneapolis area. That is a LOT of bridge to have to replace.

Saw a small video clip from a traffic cam or something that showed the bridge actually falling, on the news this morning.
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I can't imagine being on that bridge when it happenned. I can't even imagine how loud it was either. It'* amazing more people weren't killed.
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I can't imagine being on that bridge when it happenned. I can't even imagine how loud it was either. It'* amazing more people weren't killed.
They were interviewing someone on the news this morning who was either on the bridge or almost on it.... She said they thought it was an earthquake.
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I imagine that'* what most people must have thought. I was just talking with the missus, imagine the feeling of helplessness. Nothing you can do unti it was over. Like a bad dream in slow-motion.
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Structures like that are so overdesigned a collapse is such an improbable event. The public will demand answers. Something caused this, bridges just dont "fall down"

Very tragic for all affected by this.
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Structures like that are so overdesigned a collapse is such an improbable event. The public will demand answers. Something caused this, bridges just dont "fall down"

Very tragic for all affected by this.
when it was built 40 years ago, it was said to be just adequate for current traffic. It would have been nice it it had at least given some warning groans, cracks , etc. watching the video, the damn thing just fell.
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