Thursday, August 02, 2007

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse #4

KSTP is reporting that the official fatality count has been lowered to 4, but that will certainly rise as they estimate 20-30 people unaccounted for. The estimate is based on the number and type of vehicles that they know were involved in the incident.

Rescuers are poised and waiting to get the go ahead to start looking for victims. I presume they are still concerned about the structural stability of the remnants of the bridge.

Governor Pawlenty was just interviewed and said it will take at least a year before the bridge might be replaced.

The Coast Guard has closed off the Mississippi River 5 miles on either side of the bridge according to KMSP, the local Fox affiliate.

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