Your support makes MPR News possible. Give Now Local leaders announce opening of the new I-35W bridge National Affairs St. Paul, Minn. · Sep 15, 2008 Listen 53min 55sec Gutknecht explains the bridge's design MPR Photo/Jess Mador Gov. Tim Pawlenty, U.S. Sens. Norm Coleman and Amy Klobuchar and other local leaders join together at the site of the new I-35W bridge to announce when it will open. Midday broadcasts this press conference live.