Firstly an important part of the question starts with the scene from The Dark Knight Rises where Blake gets the kids from the orphanage. He asks a couple of them to go to neighbouring houses and tell them to take the south street tunnel or over the bridge. (see screen shot)
In a later scene he takes the group to the bridge where after arguing with an officer the bridge is destroyed.
I have no major problem with them trying the bridge as it may have been closer or as the neighbours have been told to use it, he wants to make sure it's clear. But there's always that, why risk the bridge which is blocked by the army and take them to the tunnel which you know is now clear? At least go on your own to the bridge to clear it and let the kids take the other way out. Maybe I'm wrong...
So my main question is after that guy orders the bridge to be destroyed why don't they then attempt to take the tunnel instead?
Is it a lack of time to make it there, were they blocked in etc. If they were blocked in, could Blake have at least told people to go the other route, you know everyone back up and take the tunnel? Just wondered if this was overlooked as it's an important view of City and what's happening with Batman and the bomb situation.