When was it built? - Construction began on the bridge in 1964 and it was opened to traffic in 1967, 40 years before the collapse. The bridge was scheduled to be rebuilt some time in 2020-2025.
Who built it? - Hurcon Inc. and Industrial Construction Company.
How big was it? - 1,907 feet long with eight lanes of traffic. It was 108 feet wide from curb to curb and 113 feet 4 inches total. The bottom of the bridge was 64 feet above the average river height. The road way atop the bridge is shown to be about 110 feet above the water in contractor drawings.
What type of bridge is it? - Three span continuous deck truss.
Are there other bridges like this in Minnesota? - Yes. The three main ones are: