Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Oh My God!

I had a dental appoinotment tonight, then made a quick run to Trader Joe's to get a few things for this weekend and heard a news report break in (thank God I listen to talk radio most of the time and they would cut in for something like that) and heard a report that a 35W bridge had collapsed. As they described it, I had to think about the area to really figure out what they were talking about...not just a bridge over it, like I had been thinking, but the big section of it that I used to drive almost everyday, that my brother does drive everyday, collapsed into the Mississippi River. This is a huge section of road, and a major traveled section. The only thankful thing is it was a lighter time of day for traffic, but at least 50 cars were involved, some still on parts of the bridge and some in the river...For those out there with beliefs, please say prayers for those involved and their families.

9 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

This is a very scary day especially being away from home here in Chicago.This is going to be a HUGE mess come tomorrow AM.

JustRun said...

I thought of my blog buddies in Mn. immediately when I read this. So scary. My heart goes out to all affected.

Ginger Breadman said...

It's not just local - it's all over the news on the west coast, too. It's a hard story to swallow. We'll keep the families of those involved in our thoughts.

Andy said...

I came here to make sure you were okay! It's a horrible tragedy.

Annette said...

I'm so glad you are safe. I hope that your family and friends are, as well. What a scary thing to happen. I will definitely be praying for those involved and their families!

Nicole said...

I'm glad you are safe!

Kurt said...

I am so thankful your not in that mess. We need our DG!

teacherwoman said...

Glad to hear you're safe. What a crazy mess. I have a lot of family living in the cities as well, and was quite worried...

Dori said...

I'm glad you are OK. I've been out of town and unable to read anybody's blog for a while, but I was thinking of you. A horrible situation.