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Thursday, 2 August 2007

News Flash: Minneapolis Bridge Collapses

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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News10: Minneapolis Bridge Collapse

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Anonymous said...

For Immediate Release:

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Freeway bridge collapse

Mississippi River in Minnesota

If you have a family member or friend missing or unaccounted for due to the Interstate 35 freeway bridge collapse spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota please register here. www.nokr.org

This contact information will be passed on to area emergency officials responding to this disaster.

NOKR has made contact with Minneapolis 311 and also Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management

State of Minnesota Listed Under Additional Resources
National Next of Kin Registry

About NOKR:

The Next Of Kin Registry (NOKR) was established as a FREE tool for daily emergencies and national disasters. NOKR is an emergency contact system to help if you or your family member is missing, injured or deceased. NOKR provides the public a free proactive service to store emergency contacts, next of kin and vital medical information that would be critical to emergency response agencies. Stored information is only accessible via a secure area that is only accessible by emergency public trust agencies that have registered with NOKR.

NOKR encourages every township, county, municipality, city, state and nation to take ownership of the NOKR. This resource belongs to you, your citizens and to your emergency agencies. Take the NOKR registration forms and add your own identifying symbols.

NOKR is a humanitarian organization. As part of our mission to society NOKR has created a trusted safeguarding system for all personal emergency contacts worldwide. NOKR does not own the information we store, this information belongs to the registrants and is made available securely to registered emergency agencies during times of urgent need.

NOKR is a non-partisan; non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to bridging rapid emergency contact information. NOKR was established in January 2004, for daily emergency situations.