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A bridge too weak

, May 25, 2013

A span of highway bridge sits in the Skagit River on May 24 after collapsing near the town of Mt Vernon, Washington late Thursday. The bridge collapse that sent cars and drivers tumbling into a frigid river in Washington state appears to have been caused when a semi-trailer truck carrying an oversize load struck a bridge support beam, officials said. The truck crossed the bridge safely before a portion of the structure collapsed, sending two vehicles and a mass of concrete and steel into the Skagit River Thursday evening. Three people had to be rescued, officials said. Reuters/Cliff DesPeaux   




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