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  • Updated: August 1, 2008 - 8:41 AM

AUG. 1, 2007

6:04:57 p.m. Bridge starts to fall.

3 Seconds until center section rests in river.

110 Vehicles on the portion of the bridge that collapsed.

17 Vehicles that went into the water.

185 People on the bridge.

145

Number of

people injured.

THE VICTIMS

13 Number of people killed. They were:

THE BRIDGE

1967 Year the original bridge opened.

140,000 Daily vehicle traffic on the bridge.

THE COSTS

$393 million

Estimated full cost of replacing the bridge. This includes:

$234 MILLION

Flatiron's contract with MnDOT.

$27 MILLION

In possible incentives for early completion.

$59 MILLION

For right-of-way, utility and environmental mitigation agreements.

$20 MILLION

To reconfigure roads used in traffic reroutes.

$18 MILLION

For demolition and debris removal.

$18 MILLION

In added operational costs at MnDOT, including added inspections.

$17 MILLION

In other government response costs.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

$400,000 Cost per day to road users because of detours.

$60 MILLION

Loss to Minnesota's economy.

THE NEW BRIDGE

437

Original estimate of how many days it would take to build.

12/24/2008

Flatiron's contract deadline for completing the bridge.

100

Estimated days project is ahead of schedule.

$200,000 Incentive for each day (up to 100 days) that the bridge is finished ahead of schedule.

600

Full-time equivalent workers on the project during peak construction times.

2

Bridges being built, one in each direction.

10

Lanes of traffic, five in each direction. Previous bridge had eight lanes total.

504

Span, in feet, across the river.

100

Expected lifespan, in years, of the new bridge.

Sources: National Transportation Safety Board; Minnesota Department of Transportation; Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
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