MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Many Minnesotans are taking a moment Saturday to remember the lives lost in the Interstate 35W bridge tragedy.
Saturday marks eight years since the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis.READ MORE: Minnesota Lawmaker Seeks Donations To Help Family Charged In Jan. 6 Insurrection
Thirteen people were killed and 145 others hurt when the bridge fell into the Mississippi River August 1, 2007.READ MORE: Truck Goes Through 'Ice' In Barron County In DWI, Sheriff's Dept. Reports
The National Transportation Safety Board cited a design flaw as the likely main cause of the collapse.MORE NEWS: Apartments Evacuated After Fire In South Minneapolis
Construction began immediately on a new bridge which opened on September 18, 2008.