MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis will pay $75,000 to an engineering firm investigating why cable anchors failed on a bike and pedestrian bridge.
The city's Transportation and Public Works Committee approved the agreement Tuesday.
The Star Tribune reports Minneapolis and Hennepin County will split the cost of the $150,000 contract for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates. The Illinois company was also retained by the state to investigate the fatal Interstate 35W bridge collapse in 2007.
Hennepin County oversaw construction of the Martin Olav Sabo Bridge and transferred ownership to Minneapolis in 2008.
In February, a pair of cables fell from the mast, prompting a shutdown of the bridge. A second set of cables was removed after cracks were discovered in the cable anchor.
The span remains closed.
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