Design flaw

  • Graphic by: RAYMOND GRUMNEY
  • Updated: November 13, 2008 - 10:29 PM

Federal investigators have pinpointed key gusset plates in the center portion of the Interstate 35W bridge that were undersized and bowing. They are meeting today for a two day public hearing with the National Transportation Safety Board into its determination of what led to the I-35W bridge collapsed 15 months ago in Minneapolis. The main focus as of late has been on the node U-10 east and west gusset plates.