The City, the River, the Bridge

The City, the River, the Bridge symposium offers a retrospective on the I-35W bridge collapse, the aftermath, and its reconstruction. The symposium, sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study, will be held October 9-10, 2008 at various locations around the Twin Cities campus. University President Robert Bruininks will give the capstone comment. Dean Tom Fisher and Pat Nunnally (Landscape Architecture) are featured speakers on Friday, October 10.

Update: Friday, October 10, 2008: Tim Nelson covered the event for Minnesota Public Radio, quoting Nunnally as saying, "There are a lot of things to still be thinking about. A lot of questions to ask about things we may have learned or not learned, what the ongoing discussion about infrastructure is and where might we be in these conversations in another five or ten years. We don't just sort of do things like fix substantial parts of the city and not have those things reverberate for a while."

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