NTSB to Discuss I-35W Bridge Collapse

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

The board has a meeting scheduled for Thursday, where it plans to release a draft report identifying the cause of the Interstate 35W collapse, which killed 13 people and injured 145.

In January, NTSB Chairman Mark Rosenker said a design error was "the critical factor" in the collapse. He cited too-thin gusset plates, which helped connect the bridge's steel beams.

Rep. Jim Oberstar, a Minnesota Democrat who chairs the House Transportation Committee, has criticized the board for coming to conclusions before the investigation is complete.

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