August 1, Shortly after 6 pm, the IW Bridge collapses with motor that resulted in undersized gusset plates on some of Bridge ‘s main trusses. tural members could result in the collapse of the whole bridge. In the Bridge , IW Over Mississippi River, Fatigue Evaluation and. After the bridge’s collapse, the subsequent investigation that was conducted by the National . (IW over the Mississippi River).

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The first is that the bowing displacement of the gusset plates went unmentioned. American Society of Civil Engineers. The decreased life was due to rebar corrosion from the rebar interacting with road chemicals. Federal Emergency Management Agency. MnDOT releases the request for proposal for the new bridge over the Mississippi. Category Commons WikiProject Portal.

Finding more causes of those fatalities may allow us to solve the issues that caused them. Archived from the original on September 29, Design Errors Factor in Bridge Collapse”. CT, when a colleague called with the horrifying and heartbreaking news. Although there were no additional major multi-vehicle collisions after the automated de-icing system was installed, it has been raised as a possibility that the potassium acetate may have contributed to the collapse of the bridge by corroding the structural supports, [41] though the NTSB’s final report found that corrosion was not a contributing factor.


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Require Written Permission for Staging Materials on Bridges There is no policy requiring permission to stage materials on the bridge. Descriptions of the site were heart-breaking.

Crossings of the Mississippi River. Retrieved September 29, Archived from the original on August 10, The increased weight on the bridge was a result of an increased dead load on the bridge and the high volume of traffic on the bridge. Retrieved September 10, The I Bridge stands out in this group for the tremendous damage it caused. State Highways and Bridges.

Archived from the original on July 9, You have probably seen these on bridges before.

IW St. Anthony Falls Bridge – MnDOT

If an error goes unnoticed for 40 years, it would seem there are some basic checks that could be put in place to resolve the issue. At the time of the collapse, four of the eight lanes were closed for resurfacing, [50] [51] [52] [53] and there werepounds tonnes of construction supplies and equipment on the bridge.

Rescue of victims stranded on the bridge was complete in three hours. And the National Transportation Safety Collaapse determined that it was a design flaw, and not deferred maintenance, neglect, or other problems, that caused the 35W bridge to collapse. Minnesota Department of Transportation Bridge Office, Retrieved September 14, Retrieved May 12, The designated alternate route in the area was Trunk Highwaywhich was converted to a temporary controlled-access highway bidge all at-grade access points closed.


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The two support piers for the main trusses, each with two load-bearing concrete pylons at either side of the center main span, were located on opposite banks of the river. University of Minnesota [? This is where debate between decision makers becomes constructive.

It had a catastrophic failure during the evening rush hour on August 1,killing 13 people and injuring The increase in dead load was a result of two previous repairs. Urban Land Institute, The FHWA advised states to inspect bridges of similar structure after its investigation.

And generally, this assumption is correct. Suit requests that bridge construction be halted.

The Twins postponed their August 2 game as well as the traditional groundbreaking ceremonies for Target Field also located in downtown Minneapolis. Archived from the original on September 7, Retrieved May 29,