Concrete segments to go up on new I-35W bridge
Minneapolis (AP) — The new Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River will start looking a little more like a bridge over the next several weeks.
Workers are at the site of the new bridge Sunday. They are beginning to lift some concrete parts of the main bridge span into place. The work was supposed to start Sunday morning, but was pushed back to the afternoon.
Two 198-ton concrete segments are being attached to the main piers on the downtown side of the bridge, and eventually, those segments will be attached to 118 others as the bridge is built piece by piece.
The old bridge spanning the river collapsed on August 1, killing 13 people and injuring 145 others.