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Anniversary of Mississippi Bridge Collapse is Today

Ceremonies to be Held in Twin Cities to Honor Victims

MINNEAPOLIS-Ten years ago Tuesday, a bridge on a busy freeway collapsed without warning into the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis during the evening rush hour. The disaster killed 13 people and injured 145. Many leaders saw it as a wake-up call about the country’s deteriorating infrastructure. It changed the bridge industry and helped spur states into catching up on their…