bridge collapse http://nwpr.org en NTSB: Systemic Failures Led to Skagit Bridge Collapse http://nwpr.org/post/ntsb-systemic-failures-led-skagit-bridge-collapse <p>The National Transportation Safety Board says systemic failures lead to the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge last May.&nbsp;A section of the bridge fell into the water after a truck carrying a tall load hit the top of the structure.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:13:49 +0000 Patricia Murphy 49094 at http://nwpr.org NTSB: Systemic Failures Led to Skagit Bridge Collapse New Skagit River Bridge Completed http://nwpr.org/post/new-skagit-river-bridge-completed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Traffic is flowing normally today over the newly-opened I-5 bridge over the Skagit </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">River near Burlington. The steel truss bridge collapsed into the river last May after a semi carrying an oversize load hit several support struts.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the weekend, the temporary bridge spans put in place shortly after the accident were <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5uXnSREbH0&amp;feature=c4-overview&amp;list=UUmWr7UYgRp4v_HvRfEgquXg">replaced by a permanent new span</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:13:26 +0000 Liam Moriarty 34263 at http://nwpr.org New Skagit River Bridge Completed Temporary Skagit River I-5 Bridge To Open Wednesday Morning http://nwpr.org/post/temporary-skagit-river-i-5-bridge-open-wednesday-morning <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061813TB_Bridge_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Drivers and businesses in Northwest Washington are voicing elation now that there is a firm date for reopening the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River. The Washington Department of Transportation says the temporary replacement bridge will start carrying traffic Wednesday morning.<p>It took just three and a half weeks to clear the wreckage of the collapsed I-5 bridge and to build a new span across the gap. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:03:43 +0000 Tom Banse 29583 at http://nwpr.org Temporary Skagit River I-5 Bridge To Open Wednesday Morning Senator Murray Announces Federal Funding For Skagit Bridge http://nwpr.org/post/senator-murray-announces-federal-funding-skagit-bridge <p>The Skagit Bridge should be fully repaired by this fall. That's according to Washington Senator Patty Murray. She chairs the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. The I-5 span over the Skagit River north of Seattle collapsed last month.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:24:56 +0000 Beth Hyams 29304 at http://nwpr.org Senator Murray Announces Federal Funding For Skagit Bridge T-Shirts Poke Fun At Bridge Collapse http://nwpr.org/post/t-shirts-poke-fun-bridge-collapse <p>Mid-June: that’s how soon residents may see a temporary fix to the Interstate-5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon, Wash. It collapsed last week when a truck hit an overhead support beam. Two vehicles fell into the river. No one was seriously injured. It is a serious situation – but in the aftermath, one T-shirt company is throwing a little fun into the mix.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 23:22:44 +0000 Sara Lerner 28326 at http://nwpr.org T-Shirts Poke Fun At Bridge Collapse Inslee: Temporary I-5 Bridge Is State’s Top Priority http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-temporary-i-5-bridge-state-s-top-priority <p>Washington state’s top priority is fixing the section of the I-5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River last week. That’s according to Governor Jay Inslee. Inslee announced plans Sunday that could lead to a temporary replacement by mid June. And a permanent fix in September. Reporter Derek Wang has more.</p><p> Mon, 27 May 2013 13:06:23 +0000 Derek Wang & Carol Smith 28218 at http://nwpr.org Inslee: Temporary I-5 Bridge Is State’s Top Priority Bridge Collapse Trucking Company's Safety Record Better Than Most http://nwpr.org/post/bridge-collapse-trucking-companys-safety-record-better-most <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/052413AJ_Jenkins-DEBRIEF_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Federal records show the trucking company involved in the I-5 bridge collapse in Skagit County north of Seattle has a safety record that’s better than most.<p>Mullen Trucking out of Alberta, Canada has an on-road performance rating of three percent. What does that mean? When it comes to trucking safety – like in golf – a low score is good.<p>You could look at it this way: 97 percent of other trucking companies have a worse record on the road. Fri, 24 May 2013 23:02:53 +0000 Austin Jenkins 28130 at http://nwpr.org Bridge Collapse Trucking Company's Safety Record Better Than Most Three Rescued In Bridge Collapse http://nwpr.org/post/three-rescued-bridge-collapse <p></p><p>An interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River Thursday evening. The collapse sent tons of concrete and steel into the river, along with two vehicles and three people. Remarkably, no one died, and authorities say all three people rescued had only minor injuries.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:52:08 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 28089 at http://nwpr.org