The new I-35W bridge opened right on time Thursday morning at 5 a.m.
Motorists were ready to cross the bridge right after it opened.
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.
Hundreds of sensors, some placed inside the bridge's concrete during construction, will send data to the University of Minnesota for analysis.
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.