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Investigators still looking for what caused bridge cables to snap

A Minneapolis resident told WCCO he saw a cop car and ambulance travel over the five-year-old pedestrian bridge before last week's closure. A city spokesperson says the bridge is designed to handle emergency vehicles.
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A Minneapolis resident told WCCO he saw a cop car and ambulance travel over the five-year-old pedestrian bridge before last week's closure. A city spokesperson says the bridge is designed to handle emergency vehicles.

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