St. Anthony Falls Bridge By: Timothy Brewer. St. Anthony Falls Bridge Backround. Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Design: Steel Truss Arch Bridge I-35 W, 8 Lanes of Traffic Total Length: 1,907 feet/ Width/Height: 113.3/115 ft Beginning Date Of Construction: 1964 Completed: November 1967.
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At 6:05 p.m. CDT, the central span of the bridge suddenly gave way, thus followed by its adjoining spans.
The south part of the bridge went 81 ft eastward when it collapsed, while the northern parts landed on 3 freight cars in a ship yard.
A state of emergency for the city of Minneapolis was declared the next day, August 2nd.
Navy divers began arriving on August 5th to survey the wreckage from underneath.
against a guardrail of the collapsed structure.
Children had minor injuries.