This has been a surreal afternoon. I just heard on TV the news caster saying that this does not seem like our city. This is the kind of thing that gets reported far away from earthquake zones. But no, its that bridge that we as Minnesotans travel all the time. Every one has been on it. 150,000 people a day travel over it. Now it has fallen killing and wounding many people. It has such an emotional impact because virtually anyone in the Twin Cities could have been on that bridge. Its just the way you go. Thats why cell phone service was virtually shut down due to the massive number of calls - every one thought that their friends or family could have been on that bridge.
Here is a map the way traffic is going to go for the next 2-3 years. The blue dot is our apartment, so suddenly we live next to the freeway. It is going to make it a different neighborhood.