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Sen. Steve Murphy, DFL-Red Wing, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. staff photo

Collapse improves Minnesota bridge policy

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ST. PAUL - Transportation experts say states reviewed bridge policies after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse, but wonder if the issue will be a national priority long after this week's findings from a collapse investigation.

Minnesota officials, a bridge expert studying the collapse and transportation-minded lawmakers said the state has improved its bridge inspections and understanding of bridge design and safety following the Aug. 1, 2007, Minneapolis collapse.

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