Bridge collapse timeline and numbers
- July 28, 2012 - 6:43 PM
People on the bridge when it collapsed
People killed in the collapse
non-construction vehicles on the bridge when it fell
paid to survivors in a settlement with URS Engineering
paid to survivors by the state of Minnesota
collapse, then recovery
Aug, 1, 6:05 p.m.: 35W bridge collapses.
Aug. 2: Gov. Tim Pawlenty orders review of bridge inspection processes and emergency inspections.
Aug. 6: FBI, Navy divers arrive with equipment to help recovery.
Aug. 20: MnDOT begins demolition.
Aug. 23: Preliminary plans for replacement bridge are made public.
Sept. 19: MnDOT awards contract to Flatiron/Manson.
Dec. 19: Legislature hires special counsel to investigate collapse.
Dec. 21: MnDOT completes inspections of 4,000 Minnesota bridges.
Jan. 15: National Transportation Safety Board cites inadequacy in design of bridge gusset plates.
March - June: Examination of gusset plates leads to closure, repair or replacement of several bridges.
June 16: MnDOT announces $2.5 billion plan to replace or fix 120 bridges.
Sept. 18: New I-35W bridge opens.
Nov. 13: NTSB faults wrong-sized gusset plates for collapse.
April 17: State divides $37 million compensation among 179 victims.
Nov. 6: Progressive Contractors Inc., which resurfaced the old bridge, settles with survivors and state.
March 19: URS and its insurers agree to pay state $5 million.
July: Attorneys for victims argue for punitive damages against URS.
Aug. 23: $52.4 million settlement with URS.
Remembering those who died
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