Anniversary of I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota

Two years ago, a bridge on Interstate Highway 35 West collapsed in Minnesota during rush hour, killing 13 people. I didn’t realize from the news stories that the bridge was being rebuilt at the time. Here are some views of the damage:

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Noah Kuhn, who lived near the bridge, took some pictures.

Where Noah lives

Where Noah lives

Here’s one of his pictures.

Bridge collapse by Noah

Bridge collapse by Noah Kuhn

And another:

Bridge collapse by Noah

Bridge collapse by Noah Kuhn

And a third:

Bridge collapse by Noah

Bridge collapse by Noah Kuhn

Here’s a photo by Adam Meyer:

Bridge collapse by Adam Meyer

Bridge collapse by Adam Meyer

Here’s a photo by Heather Munro:

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Bridge collapse by Heather Munro

Some people were trapped in their cars and couldn’t be reached.

Bridge collapse I35W

Bridge collapse I35W

The collapse looks abrupt and very frightening.

Bridge collapse from the south

Bridge collapse from the south

The consultant may be sued.

4 Responses to “Anniversary of I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota”

  1. hmunro Says:

    Hey, Adam —

    Great blog! I’m glad some people still remember the bridge collapse. (I’ll probably never forget.)

    I recently started a blog myself, so for the first time I’ve written some recollections about that fateful day: http://www.hmunro.wordpress.com

    You may also enjoy a couple of my older posts:
    http://hmunro.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/cat-haikus/
    http://hmunro.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/this-is-your-brain-on-youtube/

    Anyway, please feel free to link to my blog, if you’d like. And thanks again for remembering the victims of the bridge collapse. You know what they say about history: Unless we learn from it, we’re doomed to repeat it.

    On that cheery note — best,

    Heather Munro
    Minneapolis, MN

  2. Greg Laden Says:

    Excellent collection of photos

  3. mimi Says:

    holy buckets


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