Last night, part of a bridge on Interstate 5 crossing the Skagit River collapsed. The bridge is 58 years old and is located between Mount Vernon and Burlington, Washington. Two cars went into the river and reports are saying there are no deaths. Right now the reason for the collapse hasn’t been officially determined but an over-sized truck is believed to have hit the overhead structure of the bridge. Absolutely amazing no one died! Traffic is going to be insane here for the next…oh, who knows…years. Watching the news right now and traffic is already backed way up and it’s only 6:45 am! Oh well, the important thing is that no one was killed…we can deal with the traffic. 🙂
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Fantastic pics, David. It’s an absolute miracle that no-one lost their lives. 🙂
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Great shots David – I was following this story on line and your pictures are as good as anything I saw in the media and better than most.
This made the news in Australia – so lucky everyone made it out OK.
Oh my, what a terrible thing to happen. So glad nobody died. Thanks for sharing the photos, David. I haven’t turned on the news, so I had no idea. It is a scary thought, there is a major bridge in Montreal that is constantly being repaired, and every time I am on it, I cannot shake off “that” feeling.
It’s scary to think I use that bridge often. Thank goodness it happened after rush hour. We have so many bridges here in Seattle. For the most part, I don’t think about the failure of structures when I’m on them but this is too close to home. I’m sure I’ll be thinking about it when I have to go across Lake Union later this morning. Thanks for the photos, David.
Yea, I was thinking the same thing as I plan on heading down to the Folklife Festival today.
I saw that on the news this morning and was thinking of you David, and whether you lived near the area. Was happy to see that no one died.
Hi Brandon. I live about 5 minutes by car from the bridge! An absolutely amazing sight to see, so glad no deaths. Thanks for the thoughts, greatly appreciated!
So scary. GREAT set of shots – I looked at the whole set – The ones with the cars upside down in the water…really show the scariness of it all. And you caught amazing detail…all the people lining the shore and at the edge of the bridge. The shots with the ‘golden hour’ light are incredible. So glad that there were no fatalities.
It’s truly amazing only two cars went in…had this happened today it would have been so worse seeing as how it’s Memorial Day weekend here! Thanks for the comment.