Highway bridge collapses in Minneapolis
The Interstate 35W bridge across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed tonight, right at the end of rush hour.
So far, fatalities and injuries seem miraculously light, but that may just be a function of lack of information. It seems unlikely that there wouldn't be a substantial number of fatalities.
I don't use that bridge in my commute, although my wife drove across it twice earlier today. But we're all okay as are everybody we know.
Hope for the best.
Update: This is a major traffic artery. Tomorrow's commute is going to be a mess. And since it could take a year or more to rebuild the span, the Twin Cities are going to be a traffic mess for a long time.
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