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Bridge collapse in Washington

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by armageddon, May 23, 2013.

  1. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    KOMO reports I-5 Bridge over Skagit River has collapsed. Cars in water.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    That's a BIG river
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    When the I-35 bridge collapsed in Minneapolis in 2007, didn't subsequent studies reveal that 70 percent of the bridges in America need significant repairs or added support?
  4. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    Don't remember the number but I know the study did not paint a pretty picture.

    Sadly, however, my first thought wasn't structural issues. Particularly in light of the train derailment in the northeast.

    Just a bad feeling.
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Every time I go over a big bridge, I think of that report.
  6. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    Every time I go over the I-35 bridge -- or any other in the Cities -- I think of that report/day.
  7. Machine Head

    Machine Head Well-Known Member


    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Jesus. Hope the deaths are minimal.
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Holy crap.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  10. Quiet Man

    Quiet Man Member

    I guess the 'good' news, if you want to call it that, is that it's just one segment. The Minneapolis collapse was the entire thing. Plus this happened a bit later in the evening - maybe there weren't many vehicles that got caught in it.
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Crap, that gives me the willies. I've driven over that bridge before, albeit a few years back. Still, eerie.
  12. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    All the national cable news channels are airing re-runs of earlier programs. If news breaks at 2 pm somewhere, they're great with live coverage. If it breaks after 9 pm ET, they're pretty worthless.
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