bridge collapse

A view on increasing safety through training in wake of historic Indiana bridge’s destruction

"It’s difficult to imagine how a driver could earn a CDL without understanding weights and how they pertain to axles, gross weight and bridge laws." --Ellen Voie

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Trucker destroys historic bridge, cites ignorance of ton conversion weight

An historic cast-iron bridge in Paoli, Ind. sustained heavy damage on Christmas Day when a tractor trailer driver attempted to cross, despite the bridge’s 6-ton weight limit.

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Washington sues truck operator whose oversized load caused 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

WDOT is seeking $17 million from the defendants — the cost of the response to and repair of the collapse, it says.

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I-75 South, following bridge collapse in Cincinnati, reopens ahead of schedule

Officials expect closures to continue at least for the next two days. The collapse was of the old Hopple Street overpass, and reportedly occurred while the span was undergoing demolition work.

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Roundup: I-5 bridge collapse weighing heavy, operators flying the flag

Many of the same issues are in the political foreground today around highway regulation and funding as were being debated in 2007 when the Minneapolis I-35W bridge fell, with sometimes overheated rhetoric.

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Detours for I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

A large part of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday evening after an oversize truck hit an overhead span of the bridge.

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