Bridge collapse

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by KerryS, May 23, 2013.

  1. KerryS Ignored Member

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    The I5 bridge over the Skagit River has collapsed!!! Cars in the water. Every available aid unit from Snohomish County to Whatcom County are being called in to help. This is wild.

    I just drove over the bridge a few hours ago. My wife was on the other bridge between Burlington and Mt. Vernon when it happened.
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  2. sroffe Member

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    I just saw that on King5 web site. This is very sad and bad. What a horrible thing to see.
  3. WonkyWapiti Member

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    I'm watching the news right now, amazing.
  4. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Amazing and terrifying
  5. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Prayers for the people in the cars. Awful. :(
  6. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Time to invest in America's infrastructure. This is what happens when Republicans continue to block Obama's efforts to improve our infrastructure and put American's to work!!!!! :mad:
  7. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Are you fucking kidding me?! You asshole. There are people likely trapped in the water, some perhaps killed and all you can think about is turning this into some dumb ass political statement, fucking asshole!
  8. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    This is no time for lame ass political statements. Seriously. As Kerry said, you gotta be f'ing kidding me. BOOOO!!!!
  9. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    What makes you think I don't care about the people that may have been injured or trapped. It's not a dumb ass political statement, it's the truth. Dickh___d.
  10. wlai Member

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    Truly awful. There will be enough blame to go around, but a lot of our freeway is decades old and it'll cost a pretty penny to fix them up.

    Silver lining is that if this happens 24hr later during Memorial Day weekend, likely a lot more people would be injured.
  11. KerryS Ignored Member

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    You are an asshole, period.
  12. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Horrifying. I can't even imagine
  13. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Sweet.
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  14. Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    I pray that everyone is ok. Kerry, I am so glad that neither of you were on the bridge at the time!
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  15. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    I'm with Freestone on this one. Prayers out to all.

    MB
  16. Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Mercifully there doesn't appear to be a large number of injuries... that could change, but that's what I'm seeing on the tube.
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  17. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    I agree with Kerry. Absolutely no taste, no boundaries, no class. Hope I never see the likes of you on the water or anywhere else. Figures your avatar is you gleefully holding a dead fish. No class.
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  18. rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    This is creepy, I pray that there are not to many fatality's. And pray for the ones that perished.
  19. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Keep it civil. Emergencies and tragedies bring out our emotions. Right now lets focus on the rescue and human element. No need to complicate things. I don't want to spend my evening reviewing catastrophic infrastructure reroute plans with red and blue bullshit.
  20. Billy McFly Active Member

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    Wow - there is no good alternative for the thousands of cars that travel across that bridge everyday.
    I think i heard there were no fatalities but has there been any report on injuries.