Witnesses on the scene describe bridge collapse
When the Interstate 35 West bridge across the Mississippi River collapsed, former Duluth resident Brianne Stately was about half a city block away.
Stately, who moved from Duluth to Minneapolis on July 18, was returning from a 2:30 p.m. appointment Wednesday in downtown Duluth.
She and her mother Janet were trying to get around the I-35W bridge because they could see it was clogged with traffic, which she thought was because of a 7 p.m. Twins game at the Metrodome.