A span of emotions

  • Article by: PAM LOUWAGIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 18, 2008 - 11:12 AM

For survivors of the bridge collapse, feelings about crossing the new span range from confidence to determination, and - for some - fervent avoidance.

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topmanlbSep. 17, 0811:36 PM

Each of us will decide how to handle this, but maybe it is a small bit like when you fell off the horse or the bike, get back on, grit your teeth and go.......and some of us will be brazen and smile and just drive...yet the emotion of that day is with us, however we handle it, even if we were nowhere near the bridge that day...so to everyone, make it a personal best, as you will and in your own style.

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tedservSep. 17, 0811:54 PM

how 'swell' they built the new bridge or how quickly. There's thousands of bridges in operation that are older and more used, some radically so. That they fore-went recommended repairs to rusted gusset plates because inspecting (which never got done) was cheaper, is simple negligence. Sorry it had to be like that for the man, wish my vote would've counted more than it did.

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oggasoggaSep. 18, 0812:06 AM

When everybody crossing that bridge, they are going the speed limit, paying attention to the road. I am wating to see how that first day goes, perfect I hope

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jmdanielSep. 18, 08 2:09 AM

is what is the next story the Strib is going to beat to death?

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moramommaSep. 18, 08 8:21 AM

I am having a harder time with the opening of the new bridge for some reason than I did with the anniversary and that was a very hard day...that spot is always going to be where my husband died and it is hard to celebrate this new thing....

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topmanlbSep. 18, 08 9:04 AM

Momma, others are with you and understand. Be well!

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sinbinSep. 18, 08 9:16 AM

A lot of horny people celebrated the opening of the bridge by honking their horns at 5AM this morning.

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ncaananSep. 18, 08 9:34 AM

Just remember you self-centered little Minnesotans, it was over $200 million in FEDERAL tax dollars that went to pay for that bridge because your own state couldn't do it on their own. You all owe the United States a big thank you.

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firefanSep. 18, 08 9:46 AM

Since I35W is part of our federal roadway system (hence the name INTERSTATE) it was imperative that the federal government was part of the solution. The collapse was a failure of government at the state and federal level. It does not make us snotty little people that the federal government helped rebuild this vital bridge. The focus of this article, however, is the survivors, as well as remembering those who lost their lives that tragic day. We are with you today moramomma.

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ajfroggieSep. 18, 0810:25 AM

Agree that the focus of the article is on the survivors and those who died, but the focus of the day should be on the re-establishment of a critical link in our region's transportation infrastructure.

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