Remembering the bridge collapse

Photo by MaryHelen Swanson

We respectfully remember the deceased, offer strength for the survivors and continued gratitude to the emergency workers and the many volunteers on this, the 5th anniversary of the collapse of the 35W bridge, August 1, 2007.

Governor orders flags to half-staff in observation 

 In honor and remembrance of the lives lost in the Interstate 35W bridge collapse five years ago, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.

This Wednesday, August 1 at 6:05 p.m. marks the fifth anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse over the Mississippi River on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, which took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 others. Governor Dayton has set aside this day to honor and remember the victims; to offer continued sympathy and support to affected families and communities; and to thank and recognize the police officers, fire and rescue personnel, and other first responders.

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