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Engineering firm to pay $52.4M in 35W bridge collapse

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An engineering firm that consulted on the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed in 2007 has agreed to pay $52.4 million to victims.

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San Francisco-based URS Corp. had been sued by more than 100 people. They accused the company of missing warning signs in the Interstate 35W bridge before its rush-hour collapse into the Mississippi River. Thirteen people died and 145 were injured.

URS had argued that its engineers didn't know about a design flaw in the bridge that made it vulnerable.

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