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Saturday Marks 8 Years Since I-35W Bridge Collapse

Updated: 08/01/2015 4:44 PM
Created: 08/01/2013 8:42 AM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Lissarrague

Saturday marks eight years since the Interstate 35W Bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

Video from Chopper 5 shows the wreckage of the bridge in the minutes after the collapse on Aug. 1, 2007.

The saga began when the busy eight-lane bridge suddenly buckled on a muggy evening, sending dozens of vehicles crashing into the Mississippi River and each other and stirring ripples of worry about the nation's aging infrastructure.

Investigators blamed a design flaw that was exacerbated by extra weight from a resurfacing project.

Watch raw video of the wreckage in the video box above.


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