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Last of 35W Bridge Wreckage Removed

Workers removed the last of the steel wreckage from the 35W bridge collapse last week, completing a long and arduous task.

The job was especially difficult because the cause of the collapse is still under investigation. The pieces had to be preserved so they could be studied, reported the Associated Press as posted on the WCCO web site.

According to the Pioneer Press, an estimated 2,000 tons of steel were removed from the water and placed down the river at the Bohemian Flats to await inspection.

The AP story and the Pioneer Press story were very similar. I was a little confused, though by just how similar they were. They used many of the same quotes and some of the wording they used was identical. The Pioneer Press story was more detailed, but I wonder which source originally came up with the content. Maybe I'm confused about how the AP works...