Pieces of I-35W bridge helps survivors, victims' families to move on

  • Article by: Joy Powell , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 29, 2013 - 5:34 AM

With claims paid, victims get parts from the bridge that nearly killed them when the span tumbled into the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007.

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nihil55Aug. 28, 13 1:28 PM

Why would anyone want a piece of that, especially survivors/victims?

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caresalotAug. 28, 13 1:59 PM

I don't understand why this story is constantly in the news. Seems like a sales pitch to get people excited and feeling like they need to get a piece of it.

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DufferHAug. 28, 13 2:16 PM

This whole saga has been very strange. It's no different than the family of a car-accident victim asking for a piece of the wreckage. Are they going to display a piece of the scrap metal on their mantle?

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albundy74Aug. 28, 13 4:16 PM

Split the remains of the bridge and put sections in the MN capitol building and MNDOT's headquarters. The entire collapse was 1000% preventable.

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heretothereAug. 28, 13 6:36 PM

An earlier article mentioned some survivers might melt down or in some other way destroy their pieces. That would make more sense than a center piece for a garden and some of the other uses listed.

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smeeagain2Aug. 28, 13 6:42 PM

To those asking why someone might want a piece of the bridge: Perhaps they intend to melt it down into a crucifix or some other remembrance. Perhaps they will incorporate some of the steel into a gravestone or other memorial. There are plenty of reasons families might want to have a piece of this to give them closure.

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mnpikeyAug. 28, 13 7:50 PM

A single event such as this should not define anyone's life. Its a tragic event but one must move on and LIVE...

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jd55604Aug. 28, 13 9:01 PM

That's like shrining the pork chop bone that choked your beloved uncle. Why would anybody want this junk?

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i35splitAug. 28, 1310:07 PM

Why would someone melt down some metal. This seems dumb

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george13Aug. 29, 13 5:14 AM

A good use of the metal would be to give a small piece to every legislator as a reminder of what did and what will happen if we don't maintain out infrastructure.

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