I-5

I-5 Bridge Collapse
5:57 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Skagit River Bridge Collapse Preliminary Report

A view from above the I-5 bridge after it collapsed.
Credit National Safety Transportation Board website

Federal investigators released a preliminary report Tuesday about last month’s I-5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River. What’s new in the report is a piece of information about the driver of the truck that struck the bridge.

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T-Shirt Humor
4:22 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

T-Shirts Poke Fun At Bridge Collapse

Credit Slow Loris Shirts

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.

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I-5 Bridge
6:06 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Inslee: Temporary I-5 Bridge Is State’s Top Priority

WSDOT's rendering of the temporary bridge replacement.
Credit Washington State Department of Transportation

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.

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I-5 Bridge Collapse
9:10 am
Fri May 24, 2013

I-5 Bridge Collapse: Update

By first light this morning, investigators were sorting through twisted steel girders and interviewing drivers to piece together exactly what brought down the Interstate-5 Skagit River Bridge in Mount Vernon. More now from Northwest Public Radio’s Lucrezia Cuen.

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Columbia River Crossing
6:37 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Inslee Stumps For Columbia River Crossing

Washington Governor Jay Inslee urged a group of regional business leaders today / yesterday (Friday)  to urge state legislators to support the Columbia River Crossing --the proposed new I-5 bridge.  April Baer reports.

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