Images of a Collapse

The center portion of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis fell first, followed by the outer spans. Officials said about 50 vehicles were on the bridge when it collapsed. Many vehicles remained atop the deck after the catastrophe, and more than 10 reportedly were in the river.

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After photo by Getty Images, before photo by Pictometry; Graphic by Cristina Rivero, Bill Webster, Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso and Seth Hamblin, The Washington Post - August 2, 2007

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