The city of Minneapolis has sent out a list of changes to the city streets now that the I-35W bridge is reopening:
Is the bridge reoprning going to affect you significantly? Our Public Insight Network wants to know.
Moreover, if you were the one giving the speech just before the first car crosses, what would it say?
With every car that crosses that bridge, I believe a little healing is done. The hearts of those involved in the accident and of a country that was shaken by the collapse of the bridge will begin healing with every car that makes it across.
I am still weighing whether or not I will take that route tomorrow to downtown Mpls...because I know I will not make it dry eyed. Between friends and family who were near misses that day and the folks I know who are still suffering, and the folks I never knew who perished or are still suffering I know it is going to be significant when I cross over.
Like the day it fell, and each time I've been reminded over the time since past, I think I will still be angry. I do pray that the new bridge and the completion of the gold medal park memorial brings closure to those who are still searching for something to fill the void created by last year's tradgedy.
I crossed the bridge this morning -- changed my route so I could see for myself. Traffic moved quickly and efficiently, with no "gawker slowdown" that I could see.
I think you get a better view of downtown from the new bridge. Also, the "sculpture" at both ends of the bridge looks nice.