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Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
The I-35W bridge over the Mississippi in Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour on August 1, 2007, plunging dozens of cars and their occupants into the river. The calamity disrupted transportation, aimed a spotlight on public infrastructure, and evoked an outpouring of public response.

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Several years of legal battles related to the Interstate 35W bridge collapse are finally over. On Tuesday, the state has resolved the last lawsuit related to the 2007 disaster.
Minnesota's legal battle over the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge has ended with an $8.9 million settlement involving a California design firm. (11/13/2012)
Minnesota's poet laureate offers a reflection about the collapse of the Interstate Hwy. 35W bridge five years ago. (08/01/2012)
The Minnesota Supreme Court says the state may seek compensation from a California design firm that tried to block lawsuits over the Minneapolis bridge collapse. (11/30/2011)
Hundreds of people turned out in downtown Minneapolis Monday for the dedication of a remembrance garden, in memorial of the 35W bridge victims and survivors. (08/02/2011)
Minneapolis will mark the fourth anniversary of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse today by dedicating a memorial honoring the lives lost and the survivors of the disaster. (08/01/2011)
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak Thursday unveiled the design of a Remembrance Garden for the 13 people killed by the 35W bridge collapse in August 2007. (09/09/2010)
More than 100 victims and their family members have reached a settlement agreement with an engineering contractor over the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in 2007. (08/23/2010)
Attorneys representing 134 people affected by the Interstate 35W bridge collapse in 2007 are asking a Hennepin County judge to require an engineering contractor to pay punitive damages for allegedly knowing the bridge could fail. (07/15/2010)
An engineering company that consulted on the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis said Thursday it should not have to pay punitive damages because it didn't know about the design flaw that caused the bridge to collapse in 2007, killing 13 people and injuring 145. (07/08/2010)
Contractor URS Corp. and the state of Minnesota have settled a lawsuit over the 2007 collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge in downtown Minneapolis that killed 13 people. (03/19/2010)
Attorneys say a construction company that was working on the Minneapolis bridge when it collapsed in 2007 have settled lawsuits filed by victims. (11/06/2009)
None of the lawsuits filed in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse will head to trial before March 2011, more than 3 1/2 years after the tragedy. (09/25/2009)
An engineering firm blamed for not spotting the fatal flaw in the doomed Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis argues the state was at fault and shouldn't be able to recover damages from the company. (08/14/2009)
Two firms that worked on the 35W bridge argued in court today they shouldn't have to reimburse the state of Minnesota for $37 million it paid to victims of the Minneapolis bridge collapse. (08/10/2009)

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