CNN reports that a bridge has collapsed on a Minnesota highway
sending cars into the Mississippi River. Details are emerging. The
collapse took place around 6:15 EST. The entire span has dropped into the river. There is a concern that another part of the bridge might collapse. There is one confirmed fatality.
Fox reports that 20-30
people may be injured. It appears that 4 or 5 sections of the bridge
fell into the river.
Interstate Hwy. 35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed this
afternoon, dumping at least eight cars and a truck into the water and
land below. It was not clear how many people might be hurt or killed.
Workers have been repairing the bridge surface as part of improvements
along that stretch of the Interstate. Rescue workers were helping some
people from cars in the river. People at the scene said the entire
bridge collapsed, leaving part of the roadway submerged and part above
water. A number of people were walking around on the roadway that was