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Relatives, Survivors Take Bits Of Collapsed Bridge

Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
MINNEAPOLIS – AUGUST 7: In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 from Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia., set up a base of operations aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Crane Barge Wade on August 7, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. MDSU-2 is assisting other federal, state, and local authorities managing disaster and recovery efforts at the site. (Photo by Joshua Adam Nuzzo/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

OAKDALE (AP) – Relatives who lost loved ones and those who survived the collapse of Interstate 35W bridge claimed pieces of the steel remnants at an Oakdale warehouse.

Lori Stanoch, of Medford, lost her brother in the 2007 accident in Minneapolis. Stanoch was among nearly two dozen families who saved pieces of the rusted and bent steel from the collapsed bridge Wednesday. Stanoch says she wanted something to reminder her that sometimes events are beyond our control. Her family plans to turn the metal into a bench in her brother’s honor.

Rob Bailey was a construction worker repairing the bridge the day it gave way. He lost a co-worker. Bailey says he found the part of the bridge he was working on and saved it as a reminder of his miraculous survival.

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