The City, the River, the Bridge: Before and After the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
U of Minnesota Press, 2011 - History - 183 pages
On August 1, 2007, just after 6:00 p.m., during the evening rush hour in Minneapolis, the 1,900-foot-long, eight-lane I-35W bridge buckled and crashed into the Mississippi River. The unimaginable had happened right on the doorstep of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Many of the first responders were from the University, persevering in the midst of chaos and disbelief. In the ensuing weeks, research and engineering teams from the University reviewed the wreckage, searched for causes, and began planning for the future.
The City, the River, the Bridge represents another set of responses to the disaster. Stemming from a 2008 University of Minnesota symposium on the bridge collapse and the building of a new bridge, it addresses the ramifications of the disaster from the perspectives of history, engineering, architecture, water science, community-based journalism, and geography. Contributors examine the factors that led to the collapse, the lessons learned from the disaster and the response, the policy and planning changes that have occurred or are likely to occur, and the impact on the city and the Mississippi River. The City, the River, the Bridge demonstrates the University's commitment to issues that concern the community and shares insights on public questions of city building, infrastructure, and design policy.
Contributors: John O. Anfinson; Roberto Ballarini; Heather Dorsey; Thomas Fisher; Minmao Liao; Judith A. Martin; Roger Miller; Mark Pedelty; Deborah L. Swackhamer; Melissa Thompson.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Neighborhoods and Transportation
After the Collapse
Reimagining the Mississippi
Other editions - View all
Anthony Falls August became Broadacre City building built businesses campus cars City of Minneapolis city’s concrete congestion connection construction cost crossing dams dead zone disaster downstream downtown Eastman Tunnel economic engineering epidemic failure filtration fish fracture-critical design freeway gusset plates Hennepin Island highway human i-35w bridge collapse impact increased infrastructure intentionally left blank Interstate 35w investment Lake levees lives located major Marcy-Holmes metropolitan Mille Lacs Mille Lacs Lake million Minneapolis Morning Tribune Minneapolis Tribune Mississippi National River Mississippi River mn/dot mussels neighborhoods Nicollet Island Patrick Paul pedestrian performance Photograph planners plastic deformation political pollution population Pump Station rebuilding redundancy resilient riverfront routes sewer species St.Anthony Falls Stone Arch Bridge story streets structure suburban Tenth Avenue bridge tion traffic transportation truss members Twin Cities typhoid fever U10 node University of Minnesota urban wastewater York