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The traffic and behavioral effects of the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse

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  • Shanjiang Zhu
  • David Levinson

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  • Henry Liu
  • Kathleen Harder

    (Nexus (Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems) Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota)

Abstract

The collapse, on August 1, 2007, of the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, abruptly interrupted the usual route of about 140,000 daily vehicle trips and substantially disturbed the ßow pattern on the network. It took several weeks for the network to re-equilibrate, during which period, travelers continued to learn and adjust their travel decisions. A good understanding of this process is crucial for traffic management and designing mitigation schemes. A survey collected behavioral responses to the bridge collapse. Traffic data were also collected to understand the traffic conditions experienced by road users. Data from both resources are analyzed and compared. Findings of behavioral effects of capacity changes could have significant implications for travel demand modeling, especially of day-to-day travel demand

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  • Shanjiang Zhu & David Levinson & Henry Liu & Kathleen Harder, 2008. "The traffic and behavioral effects of the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse," Working Papers 201001, University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:nex:wpaper:i-35w-trb2009-sger
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    Keywords

    Minnesota; Minneapolis; I-35W bridge collapse; travel behavior; travel survey;

    JEL classification:

    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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