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Minnesota Bridge Collapses

Posted by iBlog on August 8, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Church bells tolled in downtown Minneapolis as residents observed a moment of silence for the victims of last week’s bridge collapse.

At 6:05 p.m. Tuesday – the exact time of the bridge collapse six days earlier – crowds gathered at two parks near the broken span and along an upstream bridge, removing their hats and bowing their heads.

At one observance, people threw flowers into the Mississippi River and poured a vial of water into the river after blessing it.

“This is how we can really reverence the silence of the dead,” said Sister Rita McDonald of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

On Wednesday, flags were to be flown at half-staff at the Capitol from sunrise to sunset to honor the victims, one week after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse.

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