ST. PAUL, Minn. - A thin layer of concrete fell onto a parked car at the RiverCentre Ramp in St. Paul on Wednesday night. No one was injured.
Ricardo Cervantes, Director of Saint Paul’s Department of Safety and Inspections, says the RiverCentre Ramp is closed as a result and will reopen once a review is completed.
“We want to ensure the safety of this ramp for all of residents and visitors before it is opened,” Cervantes said.
The slab that fell measured 3 feet by 2 feet.
“This incident underscores the critical condition the ramp is in, and the urgency with which we need to build a new ramp to serve the 2.1 million visitors it serves each year,” said St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter.
The RiverCentre Ramp was built in 1970. The City of Saint Paul has spent more than $15 million in the last 18 years on repairs and maintenance.