35W Bridge Collapse
There's not much that can be said that hasn't already been beaten to death by the media, but pictures speak for themselves. Explore the gallery of images below taken from the CBS website. (Click the read more.)
I was on my way home from Home Depot with a few drywall supplies when the announcement came over the radio. I tried to call Jen and like we were later warned, I had a heck of a time trying to get through. On arriving home, we remained glued to the TV straining to recognize any of the vehicles and watching in horror at the scene.
Unlike 9/11, Minneapolis was spared the massive body count. It could have been a lot worse. Had not construction tied up all but two lanes, there would have been three times as many cars dropping to their doom. But even one life lost is still a tragedy. I can't imagine what someone watching the news must feel after seeing their loved one's car buried amidst the rubble.
My friends and I have been busy text messaging, emailing and myspace bulletin posting to let each other know we're ok. It's scary to think of whom you might know that was on that bridge. So far as I know, everyone I know is accounted for and was not involved. I hope everyone you know was safe at home or away from the bridge, too.
It's a sad day as we all think of the victims and hope for the best. No doubt we're all talking with someone about the incident now. Or at least later on break standing at the water cooler.