Entries tagged with “35W” from Kathryn Elliott's News Blog

At the conclusion of a two year examination of remnants of the collapsed 35W bridge, the National Transportation Safety Board returned pieces over the weekend, which are now being contained in a custom designed Department of Transportation warehouse in Oakdale, the Star Tribune said.

While these portions of the wreckage will be preserved from rust and other damage so victim's lawyers can study them, other pieces of the collapsed bridge remain at the Bohemian Flats Park, just downstream of the tragedy on the Mississippi River, KSTP TV said.

A MnDOT spokesperson said that moving the pieces would involve cutting apart evidence needed for litigation, KSTP TV said. 

Park board officials took issue with the public park land being covered by steel for an indefinite time period, KSTP TV said.

The first court cases addressing the bridge collapse are scheduled to begin in March 2011, the Star Tribune said.

Check out the Star Tribune's website to find an interactive map of other "structurally deficient" bridges in Minnesota and photos of the wreckage. 

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