What happened with the 35W bridge collapse?
Shortly after 6 pm on August 1, 2007, the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis was loaded with rush hour traffic creeping through an ongoing construction project. Without warning, the bridge collapsed, taking with it 111 vehicles. Thirteen people died and 145 were injured.
How many people died 35W collapsed?
Thirteen people died
Ten years ago today, the unthinkable happened in Minneapolis when an interstate bridge collapsed just at the end of rush hour. Thirteen people died, and many more were injured.
What day did the 35W bridge collapse?
Aug. 1, 2007
On Aug. 1, 2007, Minnesota suffered a tragedy of historic proportions when the I-35W bridge (bridge 9340) over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed. Our hearts continue to go out to the victims, families and others affected by the collapse.
Who died in the 35 W bridge collapse?
Patrick Holmes, 36, of Mounds View, was found dead at the scene of the bridge collapse that same night. His wife, Jennifer, heard the news a little after midnight. The autopsy shows Holmes died instantly from his injuries after falling onto the collapsed portion of 35W.
What caused the Morandi bridge to collapse?
The report’s authors established that the trigger for the collapse was the corrosion of the cables on the top of the southern stay of one of the towers, which started shortly after the bridge came into service and “progressed with no rest until the bridge collapsed,” the experts wrote.
What replaced Morandi Bridge?
The Genova San Giorgio Bridge
The Genova San Giorgio Bridge in Genoa, Italy, was constructed in under two years to replace the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed on Aug. 14, 2018, and killed 43 people.
Is the Morandi Bridge being rebuilt?
The Genoa San Giorgio Bridge was built in just 15 months and will replace the Morandi Bridge, which was one of the city’s main arteries before it collapsed in heavy rain in August 2018. The new bridge will be inaugurated at 6:30 p.m. local time (12:30 p.m. ET) with a ceremony and tribute to the victims.
What bridge collapsed in Pittsburg?
Fern Hollow bridge collapse
A preliminary report on the Fern Hollow bridge collapse in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park was released Monday, as the National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate. The Jan. 28 collapse began at the west end of the bridge along Forbes Avenue, according to the NTSB’s initial assessment.