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Minneapolis Dedicating Memorial To Bridge Victims

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minneapolis marks the fourth anniversary of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse by dedicating a memorial honoring the lives lost and the survivors.

A public ceremony at 5:10 p.m. Monday will dedicate the Remembrance Garden across the street from Gold Medal Park. The memorial includes 13 pillars, each etched with the name of a person who died when the bridge fell into the Mississippi River in 2007.

Another 145 people were injured.

The memorial also has a water wall inscribed with the names of everyone who was on the bridge but survived. A path leads from the wall to an observation deck overlooking the river and the new bridge.

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff at the Capitol complex from sunrise to sunset Monday in remembrance.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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