Even for those who were nowhere near the bridge when it collapsed, it was an "I remember where I was when..." moment in state history.
The Interstate 35W bridge disaster in Minneapolis killed 13 and injured 145, when the bridge broke apart during rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007. Cellphone networks crashed under the load of people checking on loved ones, or asking if they had heard the news.
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