Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Bridge Collapse

I used to go over that bridge, every day, for the past two and a half years.... Today, we drove over the bridge for the first time in weeks (my project ended/temp paralegal about 2 weeks ago) But - I had a hair appointment and it's taken me YEARS to find this cutter and he's downtown - and I wanted to have lunch downtown with friends, then we were going to a mall - do some shopping and meet up with a friend for dinner. We went over the bridge the other way about 4 hours before it went down.

So... now the phone keeps ringing with people checking in, the family, friends... and I have been emailing friends to make sure that no one was there... and there wasn't a bus on the bridge, I rode the bus everyday across that bridge, and we all got to be "friendly" as one does on the bus, chitchatting.

Wow. I look at the rubble and know exactly where that is! and the signs I looked at ... holy crap.

LAW

11 comments:

Sis B said...

i'm so glad you're ok! that must be really surreal... thanks for posting to let us know.

mismysailor said...

That's crazy..isn't it weird when you become part of the news! Hope everyone you know is all right.

TripleE said...

Been over that bridge many times myself. I called my family that live nearby and all were OK.
So glad that you are too. My prayers go to all those affected.

themuttprincess said...

Glad you are ok. I have never read your blog before, but I noticed you were on Cheekys.

Take care!

nationalguardwife said...

So glad to hear you are safe. I hope you have had good news from all your friends and family.

Butterfly Wife said...

Well I am glad to know you are OK. But I must admit that I didn't know where you were so I couldn't have worried about you. Anyway, I do sincerely hope you and your friends there are all safe and well. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Kristen said...

My sister used to go to the UofM and probably crossed that bridge zillions of times. I know I went over it a few to visit her - strange to see it down, sad to hear of the losses.

Aunty Pol said...

We are both glad that you are okay.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're safe!
Dusty

kayli_k42 said...

WOW! Glad you are ok. One of my best friends has a friend from out there and he crosses that bridge daily also but got off work early yesterday so he missed it as well! Someone was on your side!

Susan said...

Glad to hear all is well with you. ((hugs))