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June 7, 2013 at 11:47 AM

I-5 bridge collapse

An SUV is removed  from the Skagit River where the Interstate 5 bridge span collapsed. Barges carrying heavy cutting and lifting equipment also retrieved a truck and a travel trailer that fell into the river after an overheight truck load damaged the span. (Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

An SUV is removed from the Skagit River where the Interstate 5 bridge span collapsed. Barges carrying heavy cutting and lifting equipment also retrieved a truck and a travel trailer that fell into the river after an overheight truck load damaged the span. (Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times)

Insure bridges

Much has been written recently about bridges, but if there’s been any mention of insurance, I must have missed it [“Driver of pilot car in bridge crash defends herself,” NWThursday, June 6].

At one time, we insured bridges — at least we did the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Since we now have a list of at-risk bridges, it would seem sensible to take out insurance policies on them, paid for by fees charged for oversize-load permits.

William Beck, Maple Valley

Comments | Topics: bridge collapse, I-5, infrastructure

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