I-5 bridge collapse

String of failures led to I-5 bridge strike, collapse in 2013, NTSB says

A distracted pilot car driver, lack of low-clearance signage on the bridge and poor route planning by the carrier all played a role in the bridge strike and collapse, NTSB says.

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Collapsed I-5 bridge reopens with temporary replacement span

The Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Skagit River near Mount Vernon, Wash., has reopened with a reduced speed limit of 40 miles per hour. The bridge reopened this morning, the Washington Department of Transportation announced.

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WDOT: Collapsed I-5 bridge replacement bridge could open within weeks

A span of replacement bridge will soon be in place to allow the Interstate 5 bridge that suffered partial collapse last week in Washington to reopen, while the state works on a permanent repair.

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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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