Lileks on the Minneapolis bridge collapse
A final note: Ive driven across this bridge every few days for thirty years. There are bridges, and there are bridges; this one had the most magnificent view of downtown available, and its a miracle I never rear-ended anyone while gawking at the skyline, the old Stone Bridge, the Mississippi. You always felt proud to be here when you crossed that bridge, pleased to live in such a beautiful place. Didnt matter if it was summer twilight or hard cold winter noon - Minneapolis always seemed to be standing at attention, posing for a formal portrait. Well have that view again but itll take a generation before its no longer tinged with regret and remembrance.
Well pass on the usual Good Morning message today. Its not a good morning.
11:18 PM A structural engineer reacts to the bridges last evaluation here. File away for future reference.
Posted by: Mike 2007-08-02