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An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state



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Fox News @FoxNews
BREAKING: Authorities: I-5 bridge in #Washington state collapses into Skagit River; sends vehicles, people into water







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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


Can't even imagine how utterly terrifying that must be


ETA: Not to take anything away from the people involved....but I imagined a much bigger bridge



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castorinho
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re: An interstate bridge has collapsed in Washington state


Damn, that's terrible. Hopefully not many are dead, if any.

Some engineer is about to get fricked.






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TulaneUVA
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The laughing Indian sig is appropriate as I am scrolling down.





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East Coast Band
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Another gusset failure.





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inb4SomeoneSaysBanBridges





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ETA: Not to take anything away from the people involved....but I imagined a much bigger bridge







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brewhan davey
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That's awful.





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OWLFAN86
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spooky for anyone watching History Chan. right now





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TulaneUVA
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Wtf you know about gusset failures.





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And the Huey p is still chuggin along...





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spooky for anyone watching History Chan. right now

conspiracy?






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Brettesaurus Rex
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Scary thing is, that seems like a pretty simple, smaller bridge and it still collapsed. Must have been an extra shitty job by the builders/engineers





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TDawg1313
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I've driven over that thing a couple thousand times. I almost headed back to my parents house today and would've had to cross that right at about the time it collapsed.





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lsufan9193969700
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My worst fear!





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TDawg1313
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Not to take anything away from the people involved....but I imagined a much bigger bridge

It's not a super high traffic area through there. That's about 70 miles north of Seattle and 40 miles south of the Canadian border or so. It collapsed during "rush hour" though, so I would bet it was pretty full. It's only 2 lanes each direction on that bridge though.






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urinetrouble
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Non-redundant truss bridges are nothing but trouble.





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