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Death toll up to six in Minneapolis bridge collapse

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Army Corps of Engineers footage of the collapse.

Richard Stanek addressed reporters in a news conference on Friday morning, officially revising the death toll from the collapse of the I-35W bridge to five, up from four. This fifth victim was pulled from the wreckage of a tractor trailer rig which had been engulfed in flame.

According to Bloomberg the number of missing persons is currently eight.

Later that night, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann reported that the toll has risen again to six. This victim died after having been hospitalized.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), in its 2005 report card said that the $59.4 billion spent annually to improve transportation infrastructure condition is well below the $94 billion needed.

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Map and coordinates of I-35W bridge: 44.9789,-93.245

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