35W bridge memorial gets $1.5 million push

  • Article by: BILL McAULIFFE and ABBY SIMONS , Sta r Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: August 25, 2010 - 10:33 AM

Once families sign off, work can begin on a Remembrance Garden honoring victims and survivors of the 2007 I-35W bridge collapse.

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mankato58Aug. 24, 1010:32 PM

I am all for the memorial. It is important that we memorialize those lost and what caused it lest we forget the pain and what caused it. However, I hope that this will be 100% private funding. Whether it is from the lawsuit or private donations I don't care, but this is not an event that government should be funding.

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Gregc02Aug. 24, 1011:04 PM

I'm OK with the settlement and all but let's move on; we don['t need some memorial garden that nobody will know what it's for in 20 years. Sucks if you were on the bridge when it went down, but if it'd been a drunk driver, which happens a couple of hundred times a year in this state alone, nobody would be building a monument to you. Stuff happens, get over it!

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savikeAug. 24, 1011:29 PM

Spend the money on the homeless and the poor that need food, medical care...

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rlvandyAug. 24, 1011:38 PM

...do memorials become pointless? When do we set aside land/space/money for every unfortunate incident that happens in life??

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minncitizenAug. 25, 1012:02 AM

Isn't it ironic that not one career employee in MnDOT was fired for the lazy and irresponsible behavior that led to the bridge's collapse? The department is filled with such employees and all have walked away and probably even received a raise. That's a slap in the face to the families. In addition to being fired, these employees should have to pay damages to the families.

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hoppipollaAug. 25, 10 3:35 AM

FOR A BRAND SPANKING NEW BRIDGE, OH WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR GOVERNMENT TO DO SOMETHING RIGHT

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SupervonAug. 25, 10 6:15 AM

took far more lives and has one stone above the door. It used to be readable until the city of Minneapolis cleaned it an destroyed it. What's wrong with a simple set stone near the bridge with just the date and the fall stated? Back to your lives, people.

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dakabushAug. 25, 10 6:32 AM

Accidents happen all the time, this a tragic one but there is no need to spend time and money on this. Secret planning?

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tinitiniAug. 25, 10 7:21 AM

If you want to remember what happened, just put the big pile of collapsed bridge next to the road. Or is that too unsightly?

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halogenAug. 25, 10 7:43 AM

Stop it...stop it...stop it!! Why so much complaining about something that you won't have to visit or support in any way if you don't want to?? Leave it alone! It's meant to be a reminder of what should not have ever happened and how people that actually do their jobs with integrity and cooperation could have prevented this horror.

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