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See article for pics. Pretty much confirmed now that an over-wide or overheight tractor-trailer load struck one of the supports.
1 posted on 05/24/2013 12:18:57 AM PDT by djf
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How do you fall in a vehicle 50 feet into water and manage to survive?

That’s incredible. No, not the show.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 12:21:14 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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“Pretty much confirmed now that an over-wide or overheight tractor-trailer load struck one of the supports.”

No, clearly George Bush’s fault (either one). Or maybe Reagan’s.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 12:22:15 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (DoD civilian, retired Army. Furlough...the new "F" word.)
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Treece lies.

That bridge was considered “functionally obsolete” in 2000, and again in 2010.

The Democrats running this state have no shame. We’re just lucky no one died.

Per goskagit.com:

“The bridge, built in 1955, was considered structurally deficient in 1992, and functionally obsolete in 2000 and 2010, according to the National Bridge Inventory.”

http://www.goskagit.com/news/reports-bridge-collapses-between-mount-vernon-burlington/article_52637dd0-c417-11e2-bf59-001a4bcf887a.html


6 posted on 05/24/2013 12:26:47 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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Looks like conflicting reports about thebridge:

The bridge, built in 1955, was considered structurally deficient in 1992, and functionally obsolete in 2000 and 2010, according to the National Bridge Inventory.

http://www.goskagit.com/news/reports-bridge-collapses-between-mount-vernon-burlington/article_52637dd0-c417-11e2-bf59-001a4bcf887a.html

7 posted on 05/24/2013 12:31:16 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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Nice shovel-ready, infrastructure repair, douche bag.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 12:50:00 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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When rescuers arrived, people were sitting on top of their submerged cars. The water is about 18 feet deep where the bridge collapse took place

How does one sit on top of a vehicle "submerged" in 18 feet of water?

21 posted on 05/24/2013 1:11:06 AM PDT by johniegrad
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Bush’s fault.


35 posted on 05/24/2013 1:43:18 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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Whoa that’s bad.


38 posted on 05/24/2013 2:00:13 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Where are all the lawyers? Who can I sue? What about my injuries? Who will pay for my car repairs? Perhaps if more dollars weren’t diverted to welfare, infrastructure wouldn’t collapse.


44 posted on 05/24/2013 2:58:30 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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Do bridges collapse often in the US?.


45 posted on 05/24/2013 2:58:45 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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I’m assuming that they will blame:

Bush
Republican congress
Sequester

before morning coffee is cold


46 posted on 05/24/2013 3:01:19 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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Washington state - home of my favorite bridge collapse of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xox9BVSu7Ok


50 posted on 05/24/2013 3:16:03 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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Sign found on local wall: Mothman Was Here.


52 posted on 05/24/2013 3:19:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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This is what happens when you skim 30% off highway funds before spending the rest on bike trails, rain gardens, and public transportation.


55 posted on 05/24/2013 3:24:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Three trillion-with-a-t in stimulus and absolutely nothing to show for it but debt and rusting bridges.


58 posted on 05/24/2013 3:37:32 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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Washington sure seems to have its problems with bridges.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xox9BVSu7Ok


86 posted on 05/24/2013 5:51:32 AM PDT by PapaNew
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So,

A) does this collapse give fodder for another big stimulus spending bill,

or

B) does this collapse raise the question: What happened to all the supposed infrastructure spending from the previous big stimulus spending bills?

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Most of Washington and their compliant Media select A, while ignoring most of America’s yelling B.


88 posted on 05/24/2013 5:57:33 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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I blame this on electric car owners not paying their fare share of road taxes. We should outlaw electric cars!


96 posted on 05/24/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT by PTBAA
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Didn’t Obama just spend a Trillion dollars on “ROADS AND BRIDGES” “ROADS AND BRIDGES”, ROADS AND BRIDGES.....


101 posted on 05/24/2013 6:44:30 AM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Remember America "The FIsh Rots From the Head Down")
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Heard a guy on KVI radio this morning and he said the Army Corp of Engineers could have something in place by next Wednesday. Probably a little optimistic but you get the point. If there was a will, there would be a way.

John Carlson made the point and I agree 100% with him that this SHOULD shine the light on how much of our gas tax money goes into the mass transit rat hole instead of road building and maintenance. This “crisis” should not be wasted and our legislators need to hear from us about putting the transportation dollars where they belong, for the roads. My own opinion is to let the bus/light rail riders pay for their precious buses and trains. You ride, you pay.


112 posted on 05/24/2013 8:22:14 AM PDT by copaliscrossing (Comparison is the beginning of discontent.)
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