The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse that Sounded the Alarm on US Infrastructure

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From Retro Report

On August 1, 2007 the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River suddenly collapsed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sending vehicles plunging into the water. Using archival footage, this documentary video (9:54) features interviews with survivors and accident investigators and details the cause of the collapse.

Transcript included.


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