"The City, the River, the Bridge" offers a new perspective on the bridge collapse
MINNEAPOLIS -- A new book examining the Aug. 1, 2007, bridge collapse explores the University of Minnesota's role in understanding how disasters impact communities.
"The City, the River, the Bridge" stems from a 2008 University of Minnesota symposium on the bridge collapse and the building of a new bridge. The book also addresses the ramifications of the disaster from the perspectives of history, engineering, architecture, water science, community-based journalism, and geography.
Contributors examine the factors that led to the collapse, the lessons learned from the disaster and the response, the policy and planning changes that have occurred or are likely to occur, and the impact on the city and the Mississippi River.
"The City, the River, the Bridge" demonstrates the university's commitment to issues that concern the community and shares insights on public questions of city building, infrastructure, and design policy.
For more information or to order the book, visit the University of Minnesota Press website.
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