Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A wobbly bridge - part 4

I came across evidence today that the mobile concrete mixer was mixing concrete on the bridge at or near the time of the collapse of 35W. Naughty, naughty, naughty, reportedly.

Today after reading the Minneapolis Star Tribune cover-page story on the latest NTSB report regarding the L11 gusset plate, I found an excellent collection of stories about the people on the bridge that day, exactly a year ago this Friday, 13 Seconds in August: the 35W Bridge Collapse. It opens with a video of the collapse, after which a virtual camera pans over the length of the collapsed bridge, captured in one long photo. Each vehicle or person's location on the bridge is marked in the photo with a circled number. Clicking on the numbers brings up information on the people and the vehicles. For some there are videos, for others photos. Some only have a bit of text. For two construction vehicles, there is only text.

32 - Construction vehicle
          Truck that held dry ingredients for concrete

33 - Construction vehicle
          On-site concrete mixer
If the report on vehicle 32 is true, is this not evidence that the concrete mixer was still mixing concrete on the bridge?

According to an unconfirmed report at a jazz concert, the concrete mixer was a mobile concrete mixer and for a reason.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

No need for words

Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.