What caused the bridge collapse in Minnesota?

The National Transportation Safety Board ultimately determined that the probable cause of the collapse of the I-35W bridge “was the inadequate load capacity, due to a design error . . . of the gusset plates at the U10 nodes, which failed under a combination of (1) substantial increases in the weight of the bridge.

How many people lost their lives in the Minneapolis bridge collapse in 2007?

13 people
WASTVEDT: In all, 13 people died in the collapse, and 145 were injured. Survivors suffered back injuries, brain injuries and other trauma.

How many died in Minnesota bridge collapse?

Thirteen people
Sunday marked 14 years since the Interstate 35W Bridge suddenly collapsed into the river during rush hour in Minneapolis. The deadly incident garnered national attention and sparked conversation about road and bridge safety across the United States. Thirteen people died and another 145 were hurt.

When did the Minneapolis bridge collapse?

Aug. 1, 2007
The Interstate 35W bridge disaster in Minneapolis killed 13 and injured 145, when the bridge broke apart during rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007. Cellphone networks crashed under the load of people checking on loved ones, or asking if they had heard the news.

What bridge collapsed in Minneapolis?

The Interstate 35W Mississippi River eight-lane bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota has collapsed on both sides of the highway over the Mississippi River during rush hour. Previous reports indicated at least nine people had died, but Minneapolis police revised this to four during a 7:30 a.m. (local time) press conference.

How did the Minnesota bridge collapse?

The collapsed 35W bridge in Minneapolis seen on August 2, 2007. Ten years ago, the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis collapsed, sending cars, trucks and even a school bus that were crawling over it in bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic plummeting into the river below and onto the rocky shore.

When did the 35W bridge collapse?

Collapse of the previous bridge. During the evening rush hour at 6:05 pm on August 1, 2007, the main spans of the I-35W Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis collapsed and fell into the river and onto its banks, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

When did the bridge collapse in Minnesota?

I-35W Mississippi River Bridge (2007) Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The eight lane, 581 metre bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River killing 13 people and injuring 145. Commonly called the ‘i-35 Minneapolis’ and opened in 1967, the bridge carried over 141,000 vehicles a day, on four northbound and four southbound lanes.