INTERVIEW: Fmr. MnDOT Commissioner Discusses 35W Bridge

Updated: 08/02/2014 8:58 AM
Created: 08/01/2014 5:05 PM
By: Megan Stewart

Friday marks the seventh anniversary of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse, where a total of 13 people died and more than 140 injured.

Since then, the bridge has been rebuilt, but there are concerns about maintenance, among other issues.

KSTP sat down with former Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner El Tinklenburg to talk more about the future of bridges and roads in the state.

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