Thursday, August 02, 2007

Tragedy in Minneapolis

It's the early hours of August 2, and my thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by the disastrous bridge collapse that occurred yesterday here in the Twin Cities. At least nine people have been reported killed, with many others injured and up to twenty people missing.

The photo above shows the devastation as a result of the Interstate 35W bridge collapsing into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour. (Associated Press Photo/The Star Tribune, Heather Munro.)

Following are four other images of this tragedy gathered from various online news outlets.

Above: Vehicles are scattered along the broken remains of the Interstate 35W bridge, which stretches between Minneapolis and St. Paul, after it collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour Wednesday, August 1, 2007, sending vehicles, tons of concrete and twisted metal crashing into the water. (AP Photo/The Minnesota Daily, Stacy Bengs)

Above: A man comforts an unidentified victim injured in the collapse of the Interstate I-35W bridge Wednesday night in Minneapolis. An interstate bridge that was in the midst of being repaired suddenly broke into huge sections and collapsed into the Mississippi River. (AP Photo/The Minnesota Daily, Matthew Mead)

Above: A collapsed portion of the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River is seen Wednesday, August 1, 2007, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, David Denney)

Above: Minneapolis police officers set up a line to monitor the crowd gathered to see the collapsed portion of the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on Wednesday evening, Aug. 1, 2007. (AP Photo/St. Paul Pioneer Press, John Doman)


eileen said...

Michael - Please add my prayers to the heap for those who have lost their lives or the lives of their family members in this awful, awful tragedy.

Glad you were not among those who were on that bridge.

Michael J. Bayly said...

Thanks, Eileen.