MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Drought Conditions Ease In First Days Of Fall
On Thursday, some of the survivors gathered to watch a documentary about the aftermath of the bridge collapse.
A movie debuted on the second anniversary of the collapse, and it has become a way to mark the anniversary for some of those involved.READ MORE: Southern Minnesota Man Arrested After Standoff
People who were strangers before the tragedy have become close friends.
“I was on the bridge, here on business, and I make at least one trip a year now,” said Omar Abuabara of Dallas, Texas, who appears in the film.MORE NEWS: Kyle Williams Charged With Murder In Kelly Kocurek's Death By Strangulation
If you’d like to see a five-minute trailer of the bridge documentary, click here.