I-35W Bridge Reopening

Audio slideshow: One woman's view of the bridge

Margi Pemble of Minneapolis had a closeup view of the 35W bridge collapse, from the window of her 14th floor condo.

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Safety features of the new bridge

An interactive graphic highlighting safety features of the new 35W bridge.

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Design elements

The new 35W bridge includes several design elements that were chosen through community input.

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Share your thoughts

How do you feel about the opening of the new bridge, its design, and the politics behind its rapid construction?

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I-35W Bridge Collapse

View our coverage of the bridge collapse on August 1, 2007 and its aftermath.

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The new I-35W bridge opened right on time Thursday morning at 5 a.m. (09/18/2008)
Motorists were ready to cross the bridge right after it opened. (09/18/2008)
As the new I-35W bridge opens, some residents won't rush back to use it. (09/18/2008)
People from MPR's Public Insight Network respond to the opening of the new I-35W bridge. (09/18/2008)
Hundreds of sensors, some placed inside the bridge's concrete during construction, will send data to the University of Minnesota for analysis. (09/17/2008)
Some bridge buffs lament a lost opportunity, saying the new bridge was a chance to add something truly distinctive to the Minneapolis riverscape. (09/15/2008)
How does the 35W bridge design compare to other bridges built recently across the country? (09/18/2008)
Officials say the bridge's technology makes it a model for bridge building in the future. (09/16/2008)
Don't expect the fast action and cooperative spirit on this bridge to be a model for other transportation projects. (09/17/2008)