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Wisconsin Bridges Get a Closer Look

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Last August, the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis resulted in 13 deaths, over 100 injuries, and a decision by Wisconsin officials to scrutinize bridges with similar structures to the one that collapsed – about 14 bridges in all.

Now, new evidence provided last month by federal officials suggests that the “gusset” plates used in bridge construction to hold together beams and members of the bridge may actually be weak points that contributed to the August disaster. In response, Wisconsin officials plan to expand the number of bridges under examination to 127, since all truss bridges use gusset plates as part of their construction.

If you have been injured because of a construction accident or negligence by another party, a Appleton personal injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help.