The I-35W Bridge Collapse, Ten Years On

August 1 marks the tenth anniversary of the tragic and shocking collapse of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis. Around the fifth anniversary, I did an 8-part blog series on the subject, which is worth re-upping: Part 1 – Introduction, Part 2 – Structure, Part 3 – Communication, Part 4 – Politics, Part 5 […]

Measuring Winners and Losers from the new I-35W Mississippi River Bridge

Recently published: Zhu, Shanjiang, David Levinson, and Henry Liu (2016) Measuring Winners and Losers from the new I-35W Mississippi River Bridge. Transportation. (online first) [doi] Abstract The opening of the replacement for the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge on September 18th, 2008 provides a unique opportunity to evaluate the impacts generated by this additional link on network performance. Using […]

The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 8: Policy Implications | streets.mn

Cross-posted from streets.mn: The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 8: Policy Implications   The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 8: Policy Implications by David Levinson on August 1, 2012 in Bridges   Unlike bridges, transportation networks are seldom “fracture critical”. While the Interstate Highway System did what it could […]

The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 7: Replacement | streets.mn

Cross-posted from streets.mn: The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 7: Replacement   The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 7: Replacement by David Levinson on July 31, 2012 in Bridges   The replacement bridge cost $251 million, funded almost entirely by federal government. We can debate whether the federal […]

The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 6: Traffic | streets.mn

Cross-posted from streets.mn: The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 6: Traffic The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 6: Traffic by David Levinson on July 30, 2012 in Bridges   Travel behavior changes after network disruption as well as after the replacement of disrupted links are not well-understood. The first […]

The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 3: Communication | streets.mn

Cross-posted from streets.mn: The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 3: Communication   The Fall and Rise of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge – Part 3: Communication by David Levinson on July 27, 2012 in Bridges The I-35W Bridge collapse occurred before the advent of Twitter, when there were only 50 million users of Facebook (as […]