I-35W Bridge Almost Complete
The new Interstate 35W bridge is said to be open to cars as soon as next Tuesday, reports the Minnesota Daily. http://mndaily.com/2008/09/11/i-35w-bridge-almost-completeThree months after the collapse, construction began, costing $234 million. If the bridge is finished by Monday, the construction team could be eligible for a $20 million bonus. An average of 141,000 motorists used the bridge daily and now pay $400,000 in fuel every day the bridge is closed because of traveling farther.
The bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River on August 1, 2007 and took 13 lives, reports the Star Tribune. http://www.startribune.com/local/28339529.html?elr=KArks:DCiUnP::DE8c7PiUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiU