Talk:New I-35W Minneapolis bridge opens

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Original reporting[edit]

I was at the north end with a couple of dozen photographers. Four helicopters watched the scene. A worker kept reporters from chatting with the exiting motorists. -- SEWilco (talk) 12:53, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

I'm a student at the U of M for Civil Engineering and Flatiorn has given us a number of presentations on the bridge as well as MNdot. I'm correcting the early completion bonus, it would have been $20 million if they opened the bridge to traffic on Tuesday. The other $7 Million is awarded if there are zero change orders by dec24.Zath42 (talk) 21:42, 18 September 2008 (UTC)


Kamnet (talk) 13:04, 18 September 2008 (UTC)


Why is this in Economy and business? --Brian McNeil / talk 15:56, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Cause... um... it demanded money? Talking seriously, I think that cat should be removed. Not that linked. - Jurock (reply) 01:18, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, It doesn't make too much sense, so i removed it. --PatrickFlaherty (talk) 01:22, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Concidering the huge amount of people going to work that take the bridge, including myself; the huge amounts of truck traffic that use the bridge. I don't have any figures on hand, but over 100,000 people daily used the bridge (before it collapsed in 2007 there were 141,000 vehicles crossing the bridge daily), and rerouting all those commuters from a 8-lane highways (10 lanes on the new bridge) onto 4-lane highways took a lot of economic muscle, and delayed other expensive MN/DoT projects, which contintue to delay people who work at businesses and truck and other traffic that feed the economy. —Calebrw (talk) 14:09, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
It was calculated that the cost to the local economy was $400,000 Per day. This measure was used to determine the bonuses that flatIorn could get, 1/2 of the daily cost of there being no bridge for every day early with a max of 100 days early. Tuesday was the 100 day mark.Zath42 (talk) 14:48, 19 September 2008 (UTC)


I had put in "blue LEDs" and someone changed it to "white LEDs". I don't really know, but the Strib article described cars being bathed in blue light. It is possible to achieve close to white light by combining blue, green, and red LEDs and I don't know if that was done or not. But to me, if something "looks" blue, it is blue.--Appraiser (talk) 16:46, 19 September 2008 (UTC)