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Ten survivors sat down with KARE 11 to share where they were that day, how it affected them, and where they are now.
10 years after the I-35W bridge collapse, a nurse and doctor at the University of Minnesota Medical Center look back on that day.
Minneapolis city leaders, first responders, and survivors of the I-35W bridge collapse gathered Tuesday to mark 10 years since the tragedy.
I know that God saved my life that day. This was one of the first moments I can remember knowing that God loved me and had a plan for my life.
It’s taught me the value of living every day to the fullest and investing myself into relationships and my community. I
I have a greater appreciation of life because I realized that everything can change in an instant.
I suffered a brain injury. I probably have had 40-45 surgeries in the last 10 years. For the most part I feel that I’m a healthy person. I can’t run anymore. We’re a close family to begin with, and I think it has brought us closer.
Physically, I have pain every day. PTSD. I was going over a bridge that had construction one time and it sent me into a straight panic attack.
I was driving southbound, home to Minneapolis. My car was in the left lane and near the center of the bridge when it collapsed.