Raw Videos: Washington State Bridge Collapse

May 24, 2013 9 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Another part of America's decaying infrastructure network fails. The Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River in Northwestern Washington State collapsed on Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the river. State troopers are not certain if there were any injuries or deaths. Here's a feed of three videos providing insight into the bridge's failure and rescue efforts underway.

The Seattle Times reports the bridge, built in 1955 was classified by the National Bridge Inventory as 'functionally obsolete' in both 2000 and 2010. But the Washington Department of Transportation does not list it among its list of 'structurally deficient bridges.'