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I-35W Bridge Collapse Into the Mississippi River
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:48 pm    Post subject: I-35W Bridge Collapse Into the Mississippi River Reply with quote

Turn on the news ~ 35W bridge collapses!

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TheCollector
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone know if any cachers were in the area?
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drat19
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thoughts and prayers to all affected by this, cachers and non-cachers alike. On a specific note related to this forum/group, hopefully we won't hear that any fellow cachers and/or their families were among those affected.
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard of anyone I know being involved yet. I agree though, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and all the emergency response personnel that will undoubtedly be working through the night.

I know I personally haven't crossed that bridge very often, moreso for caching than anything else.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"35W closed past 94, find alternate routes" was posted on the light-up sign as far south as Lakeville when I got off work at 2am. When I was looking at the streaming feed on one of the work computers (when I should have been at my machine punching out parts) I was thinking, "hey, isn't that where that one cache was?" - thinking about This old fencepost, but looking at the maps, that was closer to being under the Cedar Ave. Bridge. My thoughts and best wishes are with anyone who has been affected by this tragedy.
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eagleyes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes- thoughts and prayers to those in need at this time- it will be far reaching for sure. So far so good for us.
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front page of CNN.com has an actual vidio clip of the bridge coming down.

www.cnn.com
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The video is nuts Sad
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: I-35W Bridge Collapse Into the Mississippi River Reply with quote

CamoCacher wrote:
Turn on the news ~ 35W bridge collapses!

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Looks like the web server's clock is out of synch. Cammo posted this at 5:48PM but the collapse happened at 6:05PM.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheCollector wrote:
anyone know if any cachers were in the area?


Spooky. I was in the area the day before.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: I-35W Bridge Collapse Into the Mississippi River Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Looks like the web server's clock is out of synch. Cammo posted this at 5:48PM but the collapse happened at 6:05PM.

http://mngca.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2754
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: I-35W Bridge Collapse Into the Mississippi River Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
bflentje wrote:
Looks like the web server's clock is out of synch. Cammo posted this at 5:48PM but the collapse happened at 6:05PM.

http://mngca.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2754


I am set to GMT - 6, which is where it should be. Strange.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: I-35W Bridge Collapse Into the Mississippi River Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
I am set to GMT - 6, which is where it should be. Strange.

Yeah, when we're CST. CDT is GMT-5.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dear Brother Knights

Please keep the Brother Knight Peter Hausman and his family in your prayers. Peter has gone missing since the I35W bridge collapse last evening.

Updates and information on how you can support the family will be sent as it becomes available.


Announcement from Rosemount Knights of Columbus about Peter Hausman. Peter and I were on the St. Joseph School Technology committee for a number of years. He moved on to other church and school activities a few years back but he and his family are still active in the community and are a devout and very nice family. He has a wife and I believe three young children that attend St. Joes School.

Crying or Very sad
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CamoCacher
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
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Dear Brother Knights

Please keep the Brother Knight Peter Hausman and his family in your prayers. Peter has gone missing since the I35W bridge collapse last evening.

Updates and information on how you can support the family will be sent as it becomes available.


Announcement from Rosemount Knights of Columbus about Peter Hausman. Peter and I were on the St. Joseph School Technology committee for a number of years. He moved on to other church and school activities a few years back but he and his family are still active in the community and are a devout and very nice family. He has a wife and I believe three young children that attend St. Joes School.

Crying or Very sad


I'm sorry. Keeping them in our prayers.
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