Bridge collapse

#20
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.
 

Smalma

Active Member
#21
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.
 

Rob Ast

Active Member
#22
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.
 

Klickrolf

Active Member
#23
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.
 
#24
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.
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.
 

Josh

dead in the water
#26
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.
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#28
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:
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