Bridge collapse

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

  1. Ian Broadie

    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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  2. Jim Speaker

    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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  3. rainbow

    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.
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  5. Billy McFly

    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.
     
  6. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

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    King 5 news is reporting that a truck with an over size load going south bound hit the bridge beams.

    Thoughts and prays to the those than are involved that were on that section of bridge.
     
  7. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    Sounds like an oversized load struck the overhead girders, and almost immediately after that the bridge collapsed. At least that hopefully means the remainder of the bridge is okay and should speed the repairs.
     
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    Klickrolf Active Member

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    Saw some pics, looks like 1 of multiple spans collaped. Looked like only two vehicles in the water and two guys sitting on the roofs. Could be it's not nearly as bad as it could have been.
     
  9. The Duke

    The Duke Been around

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    There are two obvious vehicles in the river and one possible trailer. If it isn't a trailer, it doesn't look good for those inside. Upside down and broken. Scary. Sounds like the three people out of the two obvious vehicles were rescued. Conditions unknown.
     
  10. The Duke

    The Duke Been around

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    Latest report from KOMO, no fatalities. I've been glued to the tv since I saw Kerry's post. Finally a slight sense of relief.
     
  11. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    While I obviously only know as much as any of you, the news copter shots didn't show a bunch of diving activity (or divers). Which indicates to me that there probably weren't other people to rescue. At least I hope that is the case. Like Kerry, I've driven over that bridge tens of thousands of times in my life. Crazy.

    What a mess. I can't imagine how long it is going to take to replace that bridge, even if it is pushed to the top of the list. This is going to be a clusterfuck for the northwest (and especially skagit and whatcom counties) for a long while.

    Interesting to hear that Seattle City Light was reducing the river flows at the dams to asist possible rescue efforts. One small bit of luck is that it happened when the flows were relatively mellow. This time of year, there could be a lot more water cranking in that river.
     
  12. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Good thing there are no injuries/fatalities, let's hope it stays that way...

    how radical did the Occupy Skagit movement become?
     
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  13. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Now that the news has stated the bridge was hit by an oversized load on a semi. The only thing left to debate is if the truck driver was a Republican or a Democrat
     
  14. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Well, probably pretty radical. Curt and Leland I think may have been involved!
     
  15. wlai

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    As an engineer I'd have to say that any bridge that can collapse by such a easily anticipated scenario is not very well designed.