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35W Bridge Collapse

I figured I should put this out there and let everyone know that I'm okay and everybody I know is okay. They were back up to 6 dead this morning, but they're expecting that number to increase significantly today when they start pulling cars out of the river. Their immediate objective is to "only pull out cars containing bodies."

Personally, I lucked out big time just due to the fact that it was hot and I decided to take the bus home instead of my usual walking route, which would have taken me directly under the bridge at that time. I've done the calculations in my mind a thousand times now, and I'm fairly sure that if I had walked home as usual, I would have been either directly underneath it or within 20 feet either side when it fell. Here's to being lazy.