bridge collapse http://kuow.org en Bridges In Washington Suffer Repeated Hits http://kuow.org/post/bridges-washington-suffer-repeated-hits <p>There are more than 200 bridges in Washington that could collapse if a key part fails. They’re classified as being fracture-critical, just like the Interstate 5 span that plummeted into the Skagit River in May after it was hit by an oversized load. Out of those fracture-critical bridges, at least three others have been struck multiple times in the past five years. Experts say repeated bridge strikes can potentially cause catastrophic problems. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:31:26 +0000 Derek Wang 16538 at http://kuow.org Bridges In Washington Suffer Repeated Hits Failed Bridges In Washington's History http://kuow.org/post/failed-bridges-washingtons-history <div>Last month's I-5 Skagit River bridge collapse is just one of a number of major bridge failures in Washington's history. Washington is home to four of the nation's 11 floating bridges, two of which have sunk. Here is a look at the state's highest-profile bridge failures. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:13:31 +0000 Grace Drone 15391 at http://kuow.org Failed Bridges In Washington's History A Tale Of Two Cities, A River, And A Bridge Collapse http://kuow.org/post/tale-two-cities-river-and-bridge-collapse <p>From I-5 North, you can look to your left and see the <a href="http://skagitfoodcoop.com/">Skagit Valley Food Co-op</a>. It’s right in downtown <a href="http://www.mountvernonwa.gov/">Mount Vernon</a>, just south of <a href="http://www.kuow.org/post/northwest-washington-relishes-return-normal-bridge-re-opening">the Skagit River and the bridge collapse</a>. Jodie Buller is the Outreach and Marketing Coordinator at the co-op, and the day after the bridge collapse, she was feeling pretty optimistic.</p><p>“Traffic wasn’t bad downtown,” she recalls. “And people were in that camaraderie zone, you know? A lot of checking in, and then it was just dead in here over Memorial Day weekend.”&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:34:56 +0000 Jeannie Yandel 15235 at http://kuow.org A Tale Of Two Cities, A River, And A Bridge Collapse Northwest Washington Relishes Return To Normal With Bridge Re-Opening http://kuow.org/post/northwest-washington-relishes-return-normal-bridge-re-opening <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Traffic is rolling across the repaired Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River Wednesday morning, marking the end of &#160;a hasty, round-the-clock salvage and reconstruction job. </span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Work started less than four weeks ago, when an oversize load brought down the vital bridge. &#160;Northwest Washington drivers and businesses are relishing a return to normal.</span><p>The past three weeks have been quiet, way too quiet in the showroom of Foothills Toyota Scion in Burlington, just north of the Skagit River. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:56:32 +0000 Tom Banse 15216 at http://kuow.org Northwest Washington Relishes Return To Normal With Bridge Re-Opening NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On The Skagit River Bridge Collapse http://kuow.org/post/ntsb-releases-preliminary-report-skagit-river-bridge-collapse <p>Federal investigators released a<a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2013/HWY13MH012_Mt_Vernon_WA_Preliminary.pdf"> preliminary report</a> Tuesday about last month’s I-5 bridge collapse over the Skagit River. The report says the driver of the truck that struck the bridge before it fell had moved over closer to the edge of the bridge because of a passing truck. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:19:10 +0000 Derek Wang 14757 at http://kuow.org NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On The Skagit River Bridge Collapse Truckers React to I-5 Bridge Collapse North Of Seattle http://kuow.org/post/truckers-react-i-5-bridge-collapse-north-seattle <p>Thursday night's bridge collapse has put a spotlight on truckers who carry oversized loads. Preliminary reports suggest that a truck that clipped a bridge support is what caused the spectacular collapse. Fri, 24 May 2013 22:46:21 +0000 Ruby de Luna 13732 at http://kuow.org Truckers React to I-5 Bridge Collapse North Of Seattle