A wooden railroad bridge near Minnesota’s northern border has burned and collapsed, shutting a busy train route that connects the Pacific Coast with Chicago. The bridge in Koochiching County belongs to Canadian National Railway. It carried more than 20 trains over the Rat Root River daily until it collapsed early Wednesday.
Two bridges that, for now, span the Mississippi River side by side are more than just old and new crossings of the heavily traveled Highway 61 in Hastings. They are symbols of an aggressive push in Minnesota to deal with deteriorating bridges after an eye-opening tragedy.
Six years ago, a bridge collapsed and our lives changed. The 35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River on this day in 2007. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were hurt when the eight-lane bridge collapsed during the evening rush hour.
The failure of the bridge led to the images of destruction that are still hard to comprehend. Thirteen people died and 150 more were hurt in the tragedy, including an 8-months-pregnant woman, Tina Hickman.
The new photo exhibit at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis is marking the fifth anniversary of the 35W bridge collapse.
This Wednesday will mark five years since the 35W Bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River during the evening rush hour.
The Minnesota arts community is mounting several works to mark the upcoming fifth anniversary of the Minneapolis bridge collapse.
An engineering company indelibly linked to a fatal 2007 bridge collapse in Minnesota is seeking to design a major bridge crossing on the state’s border with Wisconsin.
The Minnesota Supreme Court says the state may seek compensation from a California design firm that tried to block lawsuits over the Minneapolis bridge collapse.
Repairs to the vandalized bridge collapse memorial in Minneapolis were made on Monday.
The Interstate 35-W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis will be lit red, white and blue on Sept. 11 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Friday.
A Minnesota transportation official says half of the bridges rated deficient following the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge will be repaired or replaced by the end of this construction season.
Authorities are on the scene of a bridge that washed out in Fridley due to area flooding and likely caused a train derailment early Saturday morning.
The memorial to victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse is starting to take shape at a Minneapolis park along the Mississippi River.
Part of a bridge in Fort Dodge collapsed as it was being demolished Monday, sending two workers who had been standing atop the structure tumbling to the ground but leaving them with only minor injuries, officials said.