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Meeting on Lowry Avenue bridge replacement plus additional and earlier coverage of I-35W collapse.

Lowry Avenue Bridge replacement update; open house Tuesday Hennepin County press release

Officials disagree over LRT for new 35W bridge by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
Public meetings on LRT, bridge reconstruction set for this week

Bridge Victims: Mother, Daughter Laid to Rest by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
In an emotional funeral, about 100 family and friends gathered Saturday afternoon for a double funeral for a pregnant woman and her daughter, whose bodies were recovered Thursday and Friday from the site of the Aug. 1 bridge collapse.

Heroes and Survivors of the Tragedy by Marco Fernández Landoni, La Prensa de Minnesota
Excerpts from an interview by Taniz Ruiz, aired through La Invasora 1400AM from Minneapolis

Community meeting Wednesday

Bridge Victims: Mother, Daughter Laid to Rest by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
In an emotional funeral, about 100 family and friends gathered Saturday afternoon for a double funeral for a pregnant woman and her daughter, whose bodies were recovered Thursday and Friday from the site of the Aug. 1 bridge collapse.

Bridges to somewhere by Staff, Minnesota Daily
The bridge collapse provides an opportunity to examine our nation’s infrastructure.

“Oberstar to Bush: Support Funding for Bridge Fixing. Bush to Oberstar: Fix the Earmark Issue First by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor

Another body recovered by Jake Weyer and Sarah McKenzie, Downtown Journal

Minnesota 2020 Journal: Commissioner, You’re Doing a Heck of a Job by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020

Bridge Collapses in the Media by Jeff Nygaard, Nygaard Notes
How did the media do in reporting on the 35W bridge collapse?

America falling down by Tom McNamara, Minnesota Daily
The United States’ infrastructure is slowly coming apart. Still, the government does not spend adequate funds to insure the ground on which Americans stand is secure.

Lanes to be added to I-94 by Michael Metzger, Downtown Journal.

Bridge collapse dominant theme of National Night Out by Liz Riggs, The Bridge

Local businesses and officials discuss economic, transportation impacts of bridge collapse by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
Deadline for disaster relief contact is end of day, Wednesday, Aug. 8

VOICES: The I-35W Bridge: A Casualty of Pennies and Priorities By Richard Lee Dechert, Special to the TC Daily Planet
A perfect example of those pennies and priorities is the $687.6-million Iraq War cost for the City of Minneapolis, and $11 billion for the State of Minnesota.(1)

BLOG: The Bridge and Minnesota responses to tragedy by Eleanor Arnason, Facts and Fictions

BLOG: Infrastructure funding: abridged too far by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Ruminations


35W Collapse: Citywide Wi-Fi Improved Emergency Response by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor

Wikipedia coverage is truly comprehensive and detailed, with many links, and is frequently updated.

Responding to disaster By Jake Weyer, Michelle Bruch, Kari VanDerVeen, Downtown Journal Noah Kunin was stark naked and ready to get in the shower when his apartment started to shake around 6 p.m. on Aug. 1.

Blaming and Gaming the Blame Game by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor For obvious reasons and in roughly 100 percent of cases, the party that truly doesn’t want something politicized is the party that expects to lose politically by said politicization.

This time, ‘those people’ are us by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor Those people have their hands out again.

On taking the bridge collapse personally by James Clay Fuller, Rants & Ruminations

35W Roundup by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor

Clean-up to begin this week by Michael Metzger, Downtown Journal

Occupants of cars identified, but status unclear by Jake Weyer, Downtown Journal

City leaders call for moment of silence during National Night Out by Sarah McKenzie, Downtown Journal

Fund created for bridge collapse relief efforts by Sarah McKenzie, Downtown Journal

Stone Arch Bridge reopened for bikes and pedestrians by Linda Lincoln, The Bridge Latest traffic update

Helping the heroes and the hurting by Mary Turck, Keeping the Faith The kids on the school bus need our help.

One bridge story by Anne Nicolai, Night and Day
Okay, so I was on the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis on Wednesday during rush hour.

There but for the grace of God go I by Steve Share, Workday Minnesota
The morning following the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, I was glad to see people I knew in my neighborhood.

Disaster Training Since 9/11 Credited with Organized Rescue at Bridge by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
The tragedy of the I-35W bridge collapse Wednesday spotlighted the Twin Cities emergency management and first responder system.

Elected officials connect with neighborhoods immediately affected by disaster by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
Recovery, transportation and ongoing investigation discussed

Coming Home to the Bridge by Nanci Olesen, Mombo

Bridge disaster is a taste of routine Iraq reality by John Hoff, Minnesota Daily

Senate, House Pass $250 Million in Emergency Funding by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
The U.S. Senate passed a bill Friday night authorizing emergency funding to help deal with the Interstate 35W bridge disaster, just hours after the U.S. House of Representatives took similar action.

I-35W Bridge was ‘structurally deficient,’ officials say by Liz Riggs, The Bridge
Steel support beams lined the underside of the I-35W bridge.

Hope and heroism on the bridge by Mary Turck, Special to the TC Daily Planet
The kids on the bus call Jeremy Hernández a hero. He calls them his little brothers and sisters.

Press conferences and politicos: Rosenker, Pawlenty, Peters, Coleman, Klobuchar, Tinklenberg, Oberstar by Michael McIntee, Inside Minnesota Politics
Klobuchar: “A bridge in America just shouldn’t fall down.”

When tragedy happens in your neighborhood by Linda Lincoln, The Bridge
VOICES: I was biking home from my job downtown last night, riding across the Stone Arch Bridge just minutes after 6:00 pm and saw the cloud of dust that had been created by the collapsing bridge.

A bridge falls in Minneapolis By Steve Share, Workday Minnesota
VOICES: What do we say when elected officials, driven by ideology, oppose investment in public infrastructure and the taxes to pay for those investments?

Bridge to Failure by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero
BLOG: While it’s tempting to lay blame for the disaster at the feet of the Pawlenty Administration, it’s important to keep in mind that he is just a bit player in this tragedy.

A bridge collapses and makes us look into our rear view mirror by Jim Klobuchar
VOICES: The federal government needs the money to run the world and start wars and build bases on every continent, meaning it doesn’t have enough to keep things like old bridges healthy.

Horrific sight at bridge disaster By Dylan Thomas, Downtown Journal
Shock as city, county and state officials view “surreal” scene

Council to declare state of emergency By Dylan Thomas, Downtown Journal
Talks on future without bridge to begin this week.

Local 49 member believed to be among missing by Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota
Union members among victims, rescuers.

Bridge collapse: Bike and bridge information by staff, The Northeaster
More information on road and bridge closures due to the I-35W bridge collapse