It appears at this point that an oversize, overweight truck might possibly have hit the bridge closing it to collapse. From what they said on the news other drivers had to make the truck pull over as either it didn't realize it hit the bridge, or it was just going to try to get away. They did say that if the truck was found liable for the damage, the trucking company would have to pay to rebuild the bridge. I do hope they have massive insurance. This is going to make it very hard for people to get from where I live down to Seattle. Many people have to cross that bridge every day to get to work. They will now have to get off the I-5 at one of the exits and then take the back roads which is going to cause a lot of congestion. They said it could take months possibly a year to get the bridge rebuilt.
Carole, luckily nobody died, but it takes a lot more than one heavy truck hitting a bridge to make it collapse.
What is more interesting to me is how the state will decide to do the repair. Will they try to repair the bridge one span at a time? Tear down the rest and build new? .[/QUOTE said:I will bet the rent on a 2/3 month repair, maybe with weight limits, and total new adjacent bridge build. Otherwise you will be years dealing with this issue
Cut over to Fidalgo Island, south to Whidbey, and then take the ferry over to Mukilteo. Rather long, but scenic. Might as well make a whole day of it. :smile:
So glad it was not as bad as it could be, injuries, deaths, etc...
Side note this is the second time I have scheduled to be up in that area to shoot the Northern State Hospital, don't know if that is a sign or what! Still going to give it a go though
I could still get there as the collapse is south of where I would get off the I-5. Do you need permission to photograph the Northern State Hospital? I know you can no longer go inside as they said there are liability issues. Just wondering if I'd need permission to photograph the outside.