The 35W Bridge Collapse: lots of photos.

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  1. uberben

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    I was down near the scene soon after this happened last night and I was overcome with raw emotion. It was so amazing to see everyone spring into action and get people out to safety. I spent a couple hours down there and tried to stay out of the way as much as I could.

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    These photos are amazing, I just don't know what words will express the way I am feeling.
     
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    some good pictures there. it's good to finally see some different angles. i was looking at the startribs page and saw copy after copy of the same picture.
    i've driven over that bridge more times that i can remember; it's strange now to see it as pieces of twisted girders.
     
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    wow, heavy stuff. Nice series of pics there. And yes, it's good to see different angles. Thanx for sharing!







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    I was out of my element yesterday when taking these. I normally am out shooting weddings, landscapes and extreme sports. The traffic was a complete mess and I was very happy to be on my mtn bike. This is such a big mess that I was almost numbed by the severity of it. Only seeing the absolute horror on onlookers faces would bring me back to reality that people were dying as I was here taking photos.
     
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    very nice man, great to see some diff angles, like everyone else pointed out
     
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    Wow those are some pretty great pictures. Although i don't think i could bring myself to take pictures of a scene like that. It just wouldn't feel right to me.
     
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    speechless
     
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    Great pics, just amazing.
     
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    Great shots.
     
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    You did a good job of documenting the aftermath of this tragedy.

    There has been quite the ripple effect from this disaster... I know that bridges in Ontario (and records of their previous inspection) are being eyed closely and people want assurances this type of thing can't happen here. Our infrastructure is aging, so this terrible event may be the catalyst to make sure appropriate funds are assigned and action taken.
     
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    Thanks for the comments everyone. I am amazed that how some people are already making this into a political thing. I hope this does move the right people to make sure our transit systems are up to par.
     

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