We have a lot to be thankful for in this tragedy - THANK GOD that the school bus of students on the bridge didn't suffer any fatalities.
I got a call from Scottland asking how the country was doing, and I couldn't help but be amazed. Many news anchors were calling this "the worst tragedy" they've ever seen... despite having lived through 9/11. Personally, I'm thankful that my cousin in dental school at the U of M chose a different route to get home last night and left earlier than usual. I'm thankful that no Hazmat's were being transported on the bridge at the time of the collapse... the list goes on and on.
When I lived in the Twin Cities, I used this bridge every day to and from. It's kind of shocking that this happened. I've seen the bridge gridlocked, fully loaded, at a standstill. I just can't believe it "gave in" on its own. My gut instinct, despite Homeland Security's reassurances to the nation is that someone screwed up something on purpose on that bridge.