Bridge bills and more

  • February 14, 2008 - 9:02 PM


• The House bill would establish a fund for bridge survivors and the families of victims that would be filled with a yet-to-be-determined amount of money. The fund could be refilled in the future for other man-made disasters, according to Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, the bill's author. To see the bill, go to

• A companion bill in the Senate, authored by Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, is expected to be introduced soon. Latz has said his bill will include a cap of $400,000 per claimant.

• A Star Tribune special report about the I-35W bridge collapse -- 13 Seconds in August --is at

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