Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Patrick's brother Al called a half hour ago to find out if we are okay. The 35-W bridge over the Mississippi in downtown Minneapolis just collapsed. It looks, from the photos online, as if it fell straight down and is lying across the river like a dam. There is no report yet how many people have been hurt. But it was rush hour, and people were driving to the Twins game. There was bridge work going on at the time, and we are in the middle of a hot spell. Patrick just said he was thinking it was time for the roads to start buckling, but he wasn't expecting this.

A very unsettling evening.


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