Thursday, August 2, 2007
Yesterday the I-35W Bridge connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul collapsed during rush hour. Here are some user-created maps that we hope are useful to those affected by the tragedy:
35W Bridge - Photos, links to news articles, meeting point locations, contact information for nearby hospitals, and prayer service schedules.
Roads closures & detours - Traffic information such as closed lanes and exits.
More information can be found by searching for terms like "35W detour" within the user-created content on Google Maps.
Update: We have updated our driving directions to avoid the I-35W Bridge and to take into account other local road closures that have been enacted to help the flow of traffic. Our driving directions will now recommend the best alternative driving route in the face of these closures.