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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.

Transportation without I-35W

Learn more about changes caused by the I-35W bridge collapse by clicking the push-pins. To move the map to other locations, click on it with your mouse and drag it in any direction. To see current traffic conditions, click the traffic button.

Use the controls on the left of the map to zoom in or out. You can move the map in any direction with the arrow controls or by clicking and holding your mouse on the map. To learn more about each item, click the push-pin.

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Sources: Associated Press, Minnesota Department of Transportation, City of Minneapolis

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