Bridges are engineering marvels, aren’t they? A well-crafted bridge is not only functional, they can also be beautiful. A more functional bridge on Interstate 5 in Washington state was definitely more functional, but arguments can be made on how well crafted it was. After all, it crumpled and fell into the river it was trying to cross. An I-5 bridge across the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Washington, collapsed.
“N/B and S/B lanes of I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapsed. People and cars in water,” tweeted Washington State Trooper Mark Francis.
The bridge was built in 1955. It is believed by witnesses to the crash that the bridge collapsed when an overloaded truck drove across it. Three cars were dropped into the river, with three people being hospitalized at Skagit Valley Hospital due to minor injuries. As for the bridge, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be ready for travelers any time soon.
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