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This chronology outlines some of the significant events regarding the IW Bridge collapse and the efforts to build a new bridge:. FHWA advised states to inspect the U.

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H The Legislative Auditor was requested to update their report, Highway Spendingshortly after the 35W bridge collapsed. Jeremy Hernandez, a year-old staff member on the bus, assisted many of the children by kicking out the rear emergency exit and escorting or carrying them to safety.

Analyze Capacity of Gusset Plates Rather than presume the strength of the gusset plates, an analysis of their capacity may have tipped off officials to potential problems.

Retrieved August 24, ; “Update: Retrieved May 12, They are essential to the structural integrity of the bridge. Pause Planned to Honor Victims”. A hindsight view of the collapse offers new knowledge of how we should maintain bridges.

On the wall, stainless steel words form the quote, “Our lives are not only defined by what happens, vridge by how we act in the face of it, not only by what life brings us, but by what we bring to life. In addition to the bowing of the gusset plates, gusset plates were not listed as separate inspection elements and there was a lack of training on gusset plate inspection.

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Archived from the original on March 10, ; Mador, Jessica August brodge, With a solid, creative Cause Mapping facilitation, the organizations involved could collect an incredibly high number of potential solutions. Several vehicles caught fire, including a semi-trailer truckfrom which the driver’s body was later recovered.

Retrieved August 28, L47 This book addresses the I bridge collapse in detail. Archived from the original on March 20, State Highways and Bridges. Retrieved August 8, Inthe federal government gave the IW bridge a rating of “structurally deficient”, citing significant corrosion in its bearings.

Archived from the original on April 13, Archived from the original on January 17, Views Read Edit View history. There’s no indication there was any foul play involved, [but] it’s a crime scene until brodge can determine what was the cause of the collapse.

Retrieved September 5, But we didn’t have one problem with any of these issues, because we knew who was in charge of the assets,” said Rocco Forte, city Emergency Preparedness Director. Joint Departments, Offices, and Commissions. Trunk Highway Bridges and Local Bridges. Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from August Brdge template wayback links Articles with incomplete citations from August All articles with incomplete citations All articles with brisge external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with dead external links from September Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with dead external links from September Articles with dead external links from January Use mdy dates from August Coordinates on Wikidata Infobox mapframe without OSM relation ID on Wikidata Wikipedia articles in need of updating from July All Wikipedia articles in need of updating Commons category collapse is on Wikidata Spoken articles Articles with hAudio microformats Good articles Pages with maps.


The collapsed 35W bridge in Minneapolis seen on August 2, Retrieved August 9, Retrieved from ” https: Does this mean that discounting the importance of gusset plates to the load colllapse is THE root cause in our Root Cause Analysis?

It had transverse expansion joints at the centers and ends of each of the three main spans.

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Descriptions of the site were heart-breaking. The fatalities and injuries are our brixge overall concern. Large retailers in a mall of chain stores lost about the same. The new Interstate 35W bridge, which replaced the old bridge, seen in July IW Bridge Collapse and Repsonse: Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection: The design firm review process was not followed because there was no procedure for ensuring all calculations had been performed.