Washington bridge collapse: I-5 bridge collapses plunges cars into the river (Video)

By on May 24, 2013 in United States, World Comments
I-5 bridge collapses

Washington bridge collapse
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The Interstate-5 (I-5) bridge collapsed into the Skagit River at Mount Vernon on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

An oversized truck reportedly caused the I-5 bridge to fall. Washington State Authorities said that the truck hit the overhead span of the bridge.

The truck was able to go through the bridge, however, several cars plummeted into the waters. Divers and rescue workers used boats to get people out of frigid waters. Three people were saved and rescuers continue to look for any additional victims.

Investigators say that the truck driver is cooperating with them.

No definite time table has been set by officials regarding the repair of the bridge.

Traffic aids are now guiding motorists to take detours and alternative routes.

I-5 bridge collapses and cars fell into the frigid water.
Credit: ABC News

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