Chris Messerly ’81 Announces Settlement in Minneapolis Bridge Collapse (StarTribune.com)

During the evening rush hour on August 1, 2007, the Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The National Transportation Safety Board cited a design flaw as the likely cause of the collapse. On Monday, Chris Messerly, of the Bowdoin Class of 1981 and lead attorney for a consortium of attorneys in the Twin Cities representing more than 100 clients, announced a settlement in the case.

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  1. Chris Messerly

    Bowdoin does deserve some credit for this. My four years there instilled in me the value of public service. Having handled this case on a pro bono basis is a reflection on Bowdoin values. (I am glad my son, Ben (’11), is there to learn these same values.

    Chris ’81

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