ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Even as divers resume their grim search for bodies in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota historians are trying to figure out how to chronicle the Minneapolis bridge collapse.
They hope to gather the emergency door from the bus that carried 52 children, the brass bridge ID plaque, 1 of the gusset plates that became an early focus of investigators, and a 35W road sign.
The state's historical society says it wants to be sensitive to victims of the disaster. At the same time, the group says it realizes how quickly important artifacts can be lost.
Rescue crews have pulled nine bodies from the wreckage of the August 1st collapse.
With recovery efforts still under way, State Department of Transportation officials are moving swiftly along with their plans to replace to replace the fallen bridge by the end of next year.