Update: 2nd larger Photo of I-5 bridge collapse over Skagit River in Washington

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May 23, 2013

Photo: Portion of I-5 bridge over Skagit River in Washington collapsed

 

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 5 over the Skagit River have collapsed, and people and vehicles were in the water, the Washington State Patrol said.

The northern section of the bridge collapsed. This section of I-5 is between Burlington and Mount Vernon.

No other details were immediately available.

Read more: BREAKING: I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River; vehicles, people in water

Photo number 2: click to enlarge

 Updated with 3rd photo here.

Another update - bridge was listed as “structurally deficient.”

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Skagit River bridge

 

via Photo: Portion of I-5 bridge over Skagit River in Washington collapsed into water – @Gina_SVH – breakingnews.com.

Details here.

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Comments:
  1. Captain Joe says:

    A typical Baily Bridge collapse. A weak design. Looks like it was built upside down.

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