Just a quick note to the local (Minneapolis/St Paul) readers of this blog. The StarTribune just reported that the NTSB is looking for a kayaker that was spotted in the water at the time the bridge went down. The paddle community is fairly small so if you know of anyone that was in the St Anthony Falls area of the river at that time please forward this info. Here is the pertinent paragraph from the article:
"Martin said it’s important that anyone who was on the bridge at the time of the collapse and who has not been formally interviewed to contact the National Transportation Safety Board hotline. Authorities have also been told that there was a kayaker near the bridge at the time of the collapse, and they would like to talk to that person. The NTSB hotline number is 1-866-328-6347".
Here is the link to the entire article from the paper.