WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Bush will go to the scene of the deadly interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis on Saturday, and First Lady Laura Bush will visit the site Friday, the White House has announced.
No details of the President’s stop have yet been disclosed.
Mrs. Bush was already scheduled to visit the Twin Cities, where she is to appear at the Republican National Committee Summer Meeting in Minneapolis, and the America’s Youth Fourth Regional Conference in St. Paul.
The White House says the First Lady will go to the Interstate 35W bridge collapse overlook, and then visit the command post to see volunteers and first responders.
White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said the President and Mrs. Bush learned of the collapse while having dinner Thursday. She was notified by members of the advance team already in Minneapolis, and told the President.
–CNN's Steve Brusk