Sept. 15, 2015 10:20

Erosion Shuts Down Memorial

The Minneapolis, Minnesota, city attorney wants to sue the architectural firm that designed the memorial to the victims of the 2007 I- 35W bridge collapse. She says there are defects with the $1 million memorial in downtown Minneapolis, which was completed in 2011.

The memorial has 13 steel beams and glass columns engraved with the names of the 13 people killed in the collapse.

The cascading water on a wall inscribed with the names of the survivors has been turned off for several years, because the water was not being recycled. That caused erosion to the bluff behind the memorial. The city hopes to reach a settlement, but must file suit because of concerns over the statute of limitations.

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