Minn. Bridge Work Focused on Road Surface

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As authorities begin looking for an explanation for the Minneapolis bridge collapse, a state highway spokesman says crews were at work on the surface of the road, but not the underlying structure.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

During yesterday's rush hour in Minneapolis, highway crews were at work. They were on a bridge over the Mississippi River. But a state highway spokesman says they were only working on the surface of the road, not the underlying structure. That structure somehow collapsed. It fell out from under the cars and drivers who were at a standstill, and rescuers were pulling people in cars out of the Mississippi River until dark last night. That grim work resumes today, and we'll bring you more news as we learn more.

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