Yesterday evening a major bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River in the middle of rush hour. I’d like to thank everyone who checked in to see if my family and I were okay. We’re all doing fine, although we’re still anxiously checking on friends and coworkers.
As you can see, the bridge (red X) is very close to my office (green arrow).
It’s a terrible, terrible thing… My thoughts are with those who may have lost friends or loved ones.
Is this “the something big” that you predicted last week was coming on Wednesday, August 2nd?
No, that was my Top Edublogs post from yesterday. That would have be creepy, though, if I could predict stuff like this!
Glad you and your family are doing well. What a horrible incident! I feel like I live in a vacuum because I just heard about this collapse an hour ago! With two little ones at home, we don’t get a chance to watch much news…
I had no concept of how close this was to where you live and work. I feel geographically challenged. i need to spend more time in google earth. I will keep all of your friends and coworkers in my thoughts and prayers.
Good to know you and yours are unhurt.
My two kids that live in MSP are OK too. One was a block and a half from the bridge -heading toward it! – when it collapsed.
Take care and thanks for letting us know.
We sit here downunder, live our day whilst you sleep your night, and watch this on the evening news. We talk about it around the table in the staffroom, and discuss it with the students in our classrooms, then again with our family around the dinner tsble st night. Always thankful that it didn’t happen to us.
It all seems so far away until it happens to you or to someone close.
Scott, our sincere best wishes to you, your family and colleages. You are in our thoughts.
Our best wishes to all in the Twin Cities area. Glad to read that you are okay.
Very glad to hear you are okay – though I’d imagine that the bridge’s collapse may have an effect on you in one way or another. Structural crises like that are huge and can have a way of creeping into our consciousness even when we aren’t directly affected.