The busy Interstate Highway I-35W Bridge near downtown Minneapolis collapsed
into the Mississippi River just after 6:05 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 2007,
at the height of the evening rush hour. It took just 13 seconds for the
1,900 foot long structure to fall 116 feet, taking with it 84 cars, 200
motorists, and several construction workers. While many people miraculously
survived, 144 people were injured and 13 killed. All who survived will forever
remember that terrifying plunge into the water in what we now know
is a disaster that should never have been allowed to happen.