Pete and Maria - 6 Years Later

Posted by Peter

Here we are at the spot where I asked Maria to marry me, but 6 Years later - 8/11/07. We got engaged on - 8/11/01. We always find it easy to remember the day we got engaged because it was exactly one month before 9/11.

35W Collapse Site - 8/5/07

Posted by Peter

35W Collapse Site - 8/5/07, originally uploaded by onebigswede.

We visited the site of the 35W bridge collapse last night. They had a several square block area blocked off near the bridge, and only on Sunday afternoon had they re-opened the Stone Arch Bridge. We viewed the collapse site as best we could from a mile upstream. We listened as some people on the Stone Arch Bridge sang hymns, and became startled as a young muslim youth walked slowly through the throngs of people screaming "Do we fear Allah?" at the top of his lungs.

35W Bridge Disaster - Collapse

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35W Highway Bridge July 1967

On August 1st, 2007 the 35w highway bridge over the Mississippi River Collapsed, injuring scores of people, and killing many others.

Anyone who lives in the Twin Cities area has traveled over this bridge countless times, and it really strikes home to see this bridge collapsed, lying in the water.

Click on the photo above to see a before and after of the bridge.