35W Bridge Collapse
Parts of a bridge that are already a painful part of Minnesota’s history are now a part of the Minnesota Historical Society.
After the 35W Bridge collapsed, MnDOT increased bridge inspectors by 50 percent, introduced new inspection technology, required an independent review of new, complicated bridges and limited the weight on a bridge during construction. In 2008, the state legislature decided to spend $2.5 billion over 10 years on state bridges. Big projects include the Lafayette Bridge (Highway 52) in St. Paul, the Hastings Bridge and Highway 43 in Winona.
Minnesota is preparing to give victims, historians and engineers a chance to claim some of the crumpled steel from the deadly 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge before the rest is sold for scrap.
After more than five years, Minnesota’s legal battle over the 35W bridge collapse is finally over.
It was a day of tragedy that forever changed Minnesota. Five years ago Wednesday, the 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 others.
To remember the collapse of a busy Minnesota highway bridge, state historians preserved items they thought would vividly convey the chaotic scene that unfolded back in 2007: a battered Interstate 35W sign, an emergency worker’s shirt, the back door of a school bus that young survivors used to escape.
This Wednesday will mark five years since the 35W Bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River during the evening rush hour.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking qualified candidates to volunteer as Special Deputies. Special Deputies perform public safety duties at community events, crime scenes, on water, and during emergencies. The Sheriff’s Office currently has 125 Special Deputies, who provided more than 15,300 hours of service in 2011 alone.
California design firm asked the Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday to block the company from being sued by the state over the deadly 2007 interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis that killed 13 people.
Debris has been at riverside park since 2007 collapse
Chad spends with first half hour with Attorney Chris Messerly who represented the 35W Bridge Collapse victims in today’s lawsuit settlement. In the second half hour, Chad talks with Minnesota Department of Education Prevention Specialist […]