Friday, May 24, 2013

I-5 Bridge Collapse

This morning on the front page of the Seattle Times is the alarming news of the I-5 bridge collapse north of Everett. Two vehicles plunged into the cold water but no one was seriously hurt.

An event similar happened to the bridge in Minneapolis in 2007, when dozens of vehicles plunged into the Mississippi. Thirteen died and 145 were hurt.

What I want to know is where are the other bridges located in Washington where a similar event is waiting to happen? Where are the other bridges in every state? This is a ticking time bomb. And what is the U.S. Department of Transportation going to do about it?

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