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“A bridge shouldn’t just fall down,” Senator Amy Klobuchar said after the August 1, 2007, collapse of the Minneapolis I-35W eight-lane steel truss bridge, which killed 13 motorists, injured 145, and left a collective wound on the city’s psyche and infrastructure.

On her way to a soccer game with a fellow teammate, Kimberly J. Brown experienced the collapse firsthand, falling 114 feet in her teammate’s car to the Mississippi River. Although terrified, injured, and in shock, she survived. In this sobering memoir and exposé, Brown recounts her harrowing experience.

In the aftermath of the disaster, Brown became both an advocate for survivors and an unofficial whistle-blower about decaying infrastructure. She details her investigation and correspondence with Thornton Tomasetti engineers, including the false official account of the collapse and the eventual revelation of its real causes. In addition, she chronicles the ongoing decay of America’s bridges and the continuing challenges faced by leaders to address infrastructure problems across the country.

After nearly a decade of research into the collapse and her active and ongoing recovery from psychic and physical injuries, Brown shares her experience and answers the questions we should all be asking: Why did this bridge collapse? And what could have been done to prevent this tragedy?

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraph
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. 1-40
  2. pp. 1-49
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  1. 41-86
  2. pp. 50-99
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  1. 87-123
  2. pp. 100-149
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  1. 124-169
  2. pp. 150-213
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  1. 170-185
  2. pp. 214-232
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 233-234
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  1. Shall We Gather
  2. Michael Dennis Browne
  3. pp. 235-236
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  1. Remember the 13
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 239-243
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781640120716
Related ISBN
9781612349770
MARC Record
OCLC
1037095426
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2018-06-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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