Interstate 5 Bridge

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Oversize Load Truck Blamed For Bridge Collapse

A truck carrying an oversize load struck a bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below, though all three occupants suffered only minor injuries.

CBS Seattle–05/24/2013

The bridge collapse on Interstate 5 over the Skagit River. (credit: Gina Cole/Skagit Valley Herald)

Bridge That Collapsed Listed As ‘Functionally Obsolete’

An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers as three injured people were pulled from the chilly waterway.