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Old 05-23-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Bridge crossing over the Skagit River on the I5 has collapsed

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all you people going down to Seattle/Portland for the long weekend could be in for delays



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Old 05-23-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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thats one of my worse fears, driving over a bridge and it collapses, and then being trapped inside the car, I hope everyone is ok!
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #3
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thats one of my worse fears, driving over a bridge and it collapses, and then being trapped inside the car, I hope everyone is ok!
"least two cars with people inside are in the water"
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the troll under the bridge quit. Or died haha
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Holy shit, I went across it today.
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wow... I go over this very very often... scary...
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watching it on the news now, well until local content cut into the news to show HK
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fuck.... i wonder what the pattullo would be categorized as....
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #10
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Damn I remember the Minneapolis bridge collapse a while back. Hope there's no loss of life or major injury here, it's been a really rough week in America.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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shiet, I cross that bridge every week...
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #12
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That's the Fremont Bridge in Seattle. This is about 100 miles to the north.

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so does ICBC cover this ?
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the infrastructure in the states has been going to hell the news was just touching upon this again when covering this story saying that there just isn't the money to do all the repairs
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the infrastructure in the states has been going to hell the news was just touching upon this again when covering this story saying that there just isn't the money to do all the repairs
That's because they are spending all there money on thinks like this:



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"least two cars with people inside are in the water"
Yes I am well aware of that... which is directly related to what I posted.
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This isn't too surprising, about 70,000 or 11.5% of bridges in the US have been deemed structurally deficient by engineers with the FHWA.

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There's a dude sitting on the roof of that orange/red car.

He's probably going "FML............"
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News outlets are revealing that a truck with a wide load might have hit a girder and collapsed the bridge.
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The state of Washington does NOT know how to build bridges.

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Bridge phobia for all those involved. Imagine Oak Bridge, Granville Bridge, Lions Gate collapse. Those are deep.
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fuck, well guess I'm driving with my driver window down or moon roof open if I ever go on a bridge again.
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this isn't too bad....

remember when the LIONS GATE BRIDGE collapsed?


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how bad is it?
I'm planning to do a weekend trip this coming sat. I've read on the newspaper the traffic's intense; backed up to the Canadian border.
Should I still go?
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Witness recounts oversized truck striking bridge before #I5bridgecollapse - VIDEO: kng5.tv/Z4iMH1

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RT @ChrisDaniels5: Update from NW Incident Management Team on Scene: Skagit Collapse sent 3 people into water. Two vehicles. All 3 rescued.

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.@wsdot confirms an oversized load did strike the bridge before it collapsed into the Skagit River. #I5BridgeCollapse
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