Deadline Wednesday for bridge collapse victims

Bridge deck
A collapsed portion of the I-35W bridge deck.
National Transportation Safety Board

Victims of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse face a deadline this week for getting compensation from a special fund established by the Legislature.

Claims must be submitted by Wednesday for the fund, which devoted $37 million to compensate survivors of last year's collapse.

The fund covers people who were on the bridge at the time of the collapse, as well as family members of the 13 people killed.

A special panel appointed by Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell Anderson will consider the claims.

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