ST.PAUL, Minn. - Key pieces from the collapsed 35W bridge were given over to the Minnesota Historical Society Thursday afternoon.
These particular pieces were identified by the National Transportation Safety Board as the reason for the bridge collapse back in 2007.
The Minnesota History Center is currently keeping them at an offsite facility; however, they plan to eventually allow public viewing of the items.
"We feel confident that at some point in the future we will exhibit some of these pieces, because it's such an important story to Minnesota's history," Senior Curator Adam Scher said.
The History Center had previously obtained other items from the wreckage that are currently on display, such as roads signs and the emergency door of a school bus. However, they had yet to obtain an actual piece of the bridge itself.
Initially, pieces of the bridge had been given to family members of the victims.
--KARE 11 Intern John Kerber contributed to this report
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