Memorial events today will mark bridge collapse

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 1, 2008 - 5:22 AM

A mural created by children who were on the school bus that went down with the bridge will be part of today's program.

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boyoboyJul. 30, 08 9:23 AM

The Star conveniently left out the most pertinent information regarding the NTSB's recent report. The Star omitted the part that the bridge was overloaded with construction equipment at the point of collapse! The bridge was never designed for this excessive weight, especially concentrated at one point on the bridge! Let's have all the facts in the future rather than skewing the news for political reasons!

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normanteigenJul. 30, 0810:13 AM

The bridge collapse is a major tragedy. An unfortunate result is how certain Minnesota politicians have used the bridge collapse to castigate other politicians. The bridge did not collapse because of a failure of the governor or the lieutenant-governor to do due diligence. The full story will not be known until the NTSB report is made.

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dgbrongJul. 30, 0810:40 AM

Our legislature siphoned off the infrastructure money to over inflated education budgets and ever growing entitlement programs.

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japeteJul. 30, 0810:54 AM

Though it may be difficult to find out who is to blame for not finding the corroded gusset plate that had gone unfixed since 1993, as reported in today's Star Tribune article, that might be missing the point. As long as we continue to short change our infrastructure in our state and our country, we will continue to have collapses of bridges and concrete falling from our overpasses. At some point, taxpayers in years before us chose to ante up and pay taxes to build bridges and highways and water and sewer systems.Now they are falling apart and we have neither the political will or the foresight to take care of our safety needs. It will require bravery by politicians to dare to mention that repairing our infrastructure and updating and building new will require taxpayers to live with increases. Nothing comes free. As someone who knows one of the killed victims from the bridge collapse, I know how his family grieves his loss. If this had affected more people there might be a bigger outcry. Luckily only 13 people died last August 1st but that is 13 too many. Let's find solutions and move on so we will all be safe and we don't have to lose our own family members and friends. The money spent will be worth it if we save even one life!!! J.P. in Duluth

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woldieJul. 30, 0810:56 AM

its an article informing people of whats going on! dgbrong, come on, if you cant say something rather intelligent get outta here!

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andersgyllenJul. 30, 0811:26 AM

omg dgbrong, you ought to attend the memorial service, y'know get out and see REAL people than your fantasy

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matheusJul. 30, 0812:45 PM

Give me a break.. Do these commentary sections always have to turn into a liberal vs conservative flame war?!? People died.. other people's lives were ruined. There's plenty of fault to go around. The point of *this* article is telling of a Memorial Service to remember the people who suffered and who shined through this tragedy. We can go back to pointing fingers and slinging mud afterwords.. I promise. Heck.. the kids have it right "Building Bridges, Not Fences" think about it.

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lziemaJul. 30, 08 1:10 PM

OUT OF THE GENE POOL.

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lziemaJul. 30, 08 1:11 PM

I couldn't agree more.

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fahqtribJul. 30, 08 2:22 PM

Anyone want to bet that Nick Coleman will write his 50th column blaming the collapse on Pawlenty, Molnau and anyone who has ever opposed any tax increase ? Bet the farm on it.

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