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I-5 bridge collapses north of Seattle

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/05/2013

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Kim Murphy and Rick Rojas

SEATTLE — A large section of a bridge on Interstate 5 north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, sending vehicles and people plunging into the swirling, frigid waters of the Skagit River.
Three people were hospitalized in stable condition, officials said. No one was killed.
The bridge failed without warning between the towns of Burlington and Mount Vernon on the major route linking Seattle with the Canadian border, the Washington State Patrol said.
Several witnesses told local TV that a truck carrying an oversize load had crossed the bridge and struck it just before the collapse. Other witnesses saw girders falling. The truck's load was about 12 feet wide by 14 feet high, Dale Ogden, a trucker who was nearby, told Northwest Cable News.
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"I-5 bridge collapses north of Seattle", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2013. Consulté le 14/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/i-5-bridge-collapses-north-of-seattle