Why did the Minneapolis bridge collapse?

Why did the Minneapolis bridge collapse?

The National Transportation Safety Board states the bridge collapsed because gusset plates were half as thick as they should have been, due to a flaw in the original design from the 1960s.

How many people died on the bridge collapse in Minneapolis?

Thirteen people died
Ten years ago today, the unthinkable happened in Minneapolis when an interstate bridge collapsed just at the end of rush hour. Thirteen people died, and many more were injured. Minnesota Public Radio’s Solvejg Wastvedt talked with survivors and witnesses who still hold on to vivid memories of that disaster.

Did the 35W bridge under construction collapse?

Within a few days of the collapse, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) planned its replacement with the I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge….

I-35W Mississippi River bridge
Construction start 1964
Opened November 1967
Collapsed August 1, 2007

How did the Minnesota bridge collapse?

The collapsed 35W bridge in Minneapolis seen on August 2, 2007. Ten years ago, the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis collapsed, sending cars, trucks and even a school bus that were crawling over it in bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic plummeting into the river below and onto the rocky shore.

When did the bridge collapse in Minnesota?

I-35W Mississippi River Bridge (2007) Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The eight lane, 581 metre bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River killing 13 people and injuring 145. Commonly called the ‘i-35 Minneapolis’ and opened in 1967, the bridge carried over 141,000 vehicles a day, on four northbound and four southbound lanes.

When did the 35W bridge collapse?

Collapse of the previous bridge. During the evening rush hour at 6:05 pm on August 1, 2007, the main spans of the I-35W Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis collapsed and fell into the river and onto its banks, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

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