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Three year bridge collapse anniversary


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) --  August 1 marks the three year anniversary of Interstate 35 west bridged collapsing causing the deaths of 13 people and injuring 145.

The Minneapolis freeway bridge buckled and fell into the Mississippi River during the evening rush hour

Flags at the Capitol and other state buildings were at half-staff through sunset Sunday.

A federal investigation traced the cause of the disaster to flaws in the bridge's original design, compounded by the weight of construction materials piled on top of the structure.

Victims are suing an engineering company that worked as a consultant on the bridge.

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