Suzanna Chevalier

Rookie (4-18-1966 / Elizabeth, New Jersey)

35 W Bridge - Poem by Suzanna Chevalier

Bridge collapsed on highway 35,

some people didn’t make it out alive.

There was some daring souls,

that went into rescue victims

they didn’t know.

Now this was a great tragedy,

that happened over river Mississippi,

President Bush came out to see,

he helped a little,

but here’s the story:

South side of bridge decks goes one way,

and then it falls,

killing people,

leaving a death toll.

50 feet from center line,

Superstructure goes the other way,

bringing people to an early grave.

Now I say,

Pollution had played it’s part,

causing the metal truss's joints,

to give away from the very start.

Just like the soil below this bridge,

it was contaminated by

'coal to gas' processing plant,

thank you for listening to my rant.



Also fumes from cars

make black ice,

many accidents

on bridge not very nice.

I believe if there was never any pollution,

this would of never happened,

and we wouldn’t need a solution.

Written by Suzanna Chevalier Feb.20,2011


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 4, 2013


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