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Tenacity: Bridge Collapse Proves Life Fragile

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A rescue worker enters a car in the water to search for a victim after the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River collapsed during the evening rush hour in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

I got a call two days ago from my youngest son’s precious girlfriend telling me her sister and husband were just killed in a motorcycle accident. They went for a ride in the evening, over corrected around a curve and died instantly. Tomorrow she and my son go to the funeral. My oldest son’s office is two blocks from the bridge. I could not get thru to his cell phone for nearly an hour, busy signal and an ‘all circuits are busy’ recording. He finally was able to get thru to me and fortunately was at a conference 20 minutes away from the bridge. He and his wife are fine. I know you’ve heard this more times than you can count, but if you haven’t told the ones you love that you love them recently, now’s a good time. Tomorrow may never come. While we all know this, instances like these are a harsh reminder how truly fragile life is.


Question: Do you know anyone directly affected by the collapse of the bridge in Minneapolis Wednesday?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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