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Vance Gellert poses beside part of "Bridge," an exhibit showing at the Anderson Center through June 17. Photos of project participants are lined up on the long wall in their approximate positions on the Interstate Highway 35W bridge collapsed Aug. 1, 2007.

'Bridge' exhibit strives to take people from torment to hope

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Photographer Vance Gellert's collection of images and thoughts from survivors of the Interstate Highway 35W bridge collapse are display through June 17 at the Anderson Center at Tower View.


Gellert started taking pictures shortly after the bridge fell into the Mississippi River during rush hour Aug. 1, 2007.

He knows it was just chance that he was not among the 171 people on the span when the tragedy occurred, killing 13 and injuring 145.

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