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Skagit bridge collapse: Times designer
and his iPhone provide first images

Seattle Times, by Rick Lund

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Posted By:maggie2u, 5/25/2013 9:10:20 AM

It was shaping up to be another routine commute home. That is, if you can call the 56-mile-each-way commute between south Mount Vernon and Seattle I’ve been doing now for more than two decades ordinary. But as I got off the Sound Transit bus in Everett and hopped in my truck to drive the remaining 30 miles, I received a call from Times night editor Cathy McLain that would make this evening anything but ordinary. “The Skagit River Bridge between Mount Vernon and Burlington has fallen in the river,” said the voice on my cell phone.

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The story from a reporter from the Seattle Times who was able to get to the bridge before any other reporter. Has some pictures I hadn´t seen before.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: corndoggies, 5/25/2013 11:25:52 AM     (No. 9345071)

I really feel for the heavy haul driver. You can do all the things right and still mess up. The permits he filed all had a disclaimer from the state saying "bridge heights cannot be confirmed" or some carp like that. Really, if the state can´t confirm, who was he supposed to rely on? I hope he comes out of this ok.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/25/2013 1:10:32 PM     (No. 9345177)

You certainly expressed my sentiments, #1. Accidents happen, mistakes are made and I really hope this man´s employer will stand by him.

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