Minneapolis I-35W Bridge Collapse

It’s not local but it’s important: the I-35W bridge across the upper Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed today, right in the middle of the Wednesday rush while a Twins-Royals game was going on at the nearby stadium. Erica on our sibling site Metroblogging Minneapolis has 35W Bridge Collapse updates and an open thread right now. Flickr user Adamwolf has photos from on the scene.

Update: Greg has snagged security camera footage catching the bridge collapse, and I’ve made an animated GIF. Just keep following Minneapolis Metroblogging for updates.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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