Washington State Bridge Collapse

Article by Published on Updated on 17 Jul, 2019

Bridge collapse on 23 May 2013, raise a question to the government. Bridge Collapse make attention to the state about the aging of infrastructure in the United States of Washington. Bridge was major link between the Canadian and US sides was severed after a bridge collapsed. The accident makes the West Coast's main transportation artery which is 50 miles south of the Canadian border. This Bridge used to carries an average of 70,000 cars a day. This bridge is busiest crossings in entire America, and after closing will impact economic commerce between two countries.

Three people rescued immediately in Washington State after a bridge collapse connecting Interstate 5 across the Skagit River.

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington said in a statement related to bridge collapse as:
Witnesses say collapse reason is truck which hit the bridge and makes it collapse.
An investigation team has been launched to confirm saying of witness. 

The four-lane Interstate 5 bridge is a  half a century old - collapsed. The collapse Bridge was about 25 feet and eight meterabove the water. Water depth of the river was about 15 ft. The bridge was not ranked as structurally deficient, but listed in a database of Federal Highway Administration it as being "functionally obsolete". 

At last Bridge Collapse makes me remember flashback movie Final Destination. But I hope there is no one seriously affected by this bridge collapse. Hope like this NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!!! 


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