A Bridge Too Far

I'm still sitting here, aghast, watching the coverage of the freeway bridge collapse in Minneapolis. By now, the talking heads are repeating themselves every five minutes or so, but one of the two main bits of information - how many are dead - is out there and holding steady, tragically but also fortunately, at a relatively low number.

The other main bit of information - what caused this disaster - is still indeterminate. I thought it was telling that when a KARE-11 reporter interviewed someone with the bridge-repair contractor, a well-known Cities attorney was right there and did most of the talking. Nothing like entering evidence into the record right away, counsel. I hope that when the sun comes up, the death toll hasn't risen and that there's some sense of why and how this happened.

Forecast: Significant blowing and drifting, with the possibility of heavy accumulation in rural areas.