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Bridge Failure Database

Eight-lane, 1,950-feet-long Interstate 35-West Bridge in Minneapolis (Mississippi River)

Year 2007
Type Road
Country United States (108)
Cause Design Error
Details Structural fatigue and the lack of a backup system in the event of a failure caused the I-35 bridge to buckle during the evening rush hour.
Fatalities 12
Injuries 0
Collapse partial
Phase in service
Period 1991-2009
Continent North America
References http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3441034&page=1

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