Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a marriage equality law yesterday and the City of Minneapolis celebrated last night by lighting up the I-35W bridge like this. It looks like the final stage from Mario Kart.
The collapse of part of a major tunnel's roof in Montreal is the latest example of the city's crumbling infrastructure. An overpass collapsed and killed five motorists in 2006 and another bridge was recently closed. (Hat tip Kate's Dirty Sister!)
Yes, it's Monday after the holidays and none of us are happy back at the grindstone. But it could be worse: At least you're not the driver of this truck in China left dangling over a gorge after a wreck.
The new 350-foot Willis Avenue Bridge floated 110 miles by water to its final installation point connecting the Bronx to Manhattan, even passing underneath the Brooklyn Bridge at one point. A gallery of the rare bridge-under-bridge action below.
"No, it was a left turn at Albuquerque." "I said right." "Hello? Tower? Where do we go once this light turns green?" (An Airbus 380 crosses an aircraft-only autobahn bridge at the Leipzig airport.) [Stern.de]
English ninnies are calling for the return of special assistants to guide them across the tall Queen Elizabeth II Bridge. One effete man said he was "petrified" at the thought of driving across the bridge alone. [BBCNews, Photo: SunnyUK]
The 80-year-old Crown Point Bridge linking New York and Vermont over Lake Champlain crashed into the lake yesterday, as controlled explosions brought down the first U.S. long-span continuous truss bridge for highway traffic ever built. Today, we mourn its loss.