Mn/DOT responds to legislative report on the I-35W bridge collapse
June 24, 2008
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has responded to the
Investigative Report to the Joint Committee to Investigate the collapse
of the Interstate 35W Bridge.
In a letter dated June 19, 2008, Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel
told Sen. Steve Murphy and Rep. Bernie Lieder that Mn/DOT agrees with
the committee's position that it is premature to draw any conclusions
about the bridge collapse.
"Until the NTSB work is complete, we do not know whether any of the
concerns addressed in this report are related to the actual cause of the
collapse, or even a contributing cause," he said.