Emergency crews in Minneapolis were working to rescue travelers after a freeway bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed Wednesday.
The Interstate Hwy. 35W bridge fell at 6:09 Central time, dropping more than a half-dozen cars and trucks into the water, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
The bridge surface of the 1,900-foot deck-arch truss structure had been undergoing surface repair. It was originally built by the Minnesota Department of Transportation in 1967.
It was not clear how many people may have been killed or injured.
Survivors were being carried up the riverbank. Some people were stranded on parts of the bridge that aren't completely in the water. A large truck is on fire at the collapse scene.
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