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  • Washington Bridge Collapses Despite Stimulus

    05/27/2013 2:12:28 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 21 replies
    USBC News ^ | 13,05,26 | USBC News Wire
    ...It is unclear why the bridge was allowed to fall in a state of repair which allowed a catastrophic collapse, since the Obama administration pushed through a $787 billion economic stimulus package as one of his first acts. The stimulus was criticized by many for failing to address the underlying problems with the economy at the time, and many feared the money would have been better spent in the private sector. Titled, the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” Obama touted the virtue of the act, as a way of providing “shovel ready” jobs to Americans, who were struggling during an...
  • I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River, sending vehicles, people into water

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River, about 60 miles north of Seattle, collapsed Thursday, sending three vehicles and people plunging into the cold water at least 50 feet below. Amazingly, there were no fatalities, Skagit County authorities said. Three people were pulled from the river and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital and United General Hospital; two were reported to be in stable condition, the other had minor injuries and was being released Thursday night. The survivor who was released was identified as Dan Sligh, 47. His wife, Sally Sligh, 56, remained...