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The mayor of Minneapolis says leaders have failed to live up to their promises to do everything they can to prevent another ...
Minnesota bridge tragedy. 13 people were killed after after the Interstate 35W bridge failed during rush hour in 2007. (Aug. 1)
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SUPER: MAYOR R.T. RYBAK/MINNEAPOLIS. "On the first of August in the middle of rush hour, the busiest bridge in the state of Minnesota collapsed. Thirteen people died, scores more were injured, and on some level, we can never exactly say why that happened."Rybak: "The one thing that I think really remains an incredibly sore spot, and I think it should, is that we have not delivered on the promise that we would do everything it took to make sure this didn't happen again. This kind of thing could happen again in cities around the country. And in large part because all those promises that people from all these other political levels made to make sure this quote/unquote never happened again have really been broken. And that big push for fixing bridges that need to be repaired that we all heard about in those hours after the bridge collapse kind of went away when the cameras went away. And that's deeply, deeply troubling to me, and it should be. So I remain, I think, pretty upset that we haven't been able to get the political concensus to stop another human tragedy from happening." (****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: Pete---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP/ Surveillance-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: none----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): none