Commenter Hockeymom with an exclusive Bridgegate '08 report: I'm just back from the bridge. Worked for one of our esteemed national networks, doing live shots till 2am. Here's my personal Wonkette report.
This thing is a mess.
The gov of Minnesota just vetoed a transportation bill that would have funded infrastructure repairs to bridges just like this one. This bridge would have still fallen down, but the money in the bill would have gone to repair other bridges around the state. And the roads/bridges in Minnesota are in bad shape. So expect a lot of fingerpointing.
In other news, I've found that "Minnesota Nice" is more than just a phrase. The drunks in the background of our 2am liveshots were completely polite and delightful!