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May 31, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Interview with pilot car driver to be rescheduled, NTSB says

By Kate Martin Skagit Valley Herald / MCT The National Transportation Safety Board was unable Wednesday to interview the driver of the pilot car of a tractor-trailer that caused the collapse of the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge on May 23. The interview will be rescheduled, NTSB spokeswoman Kelly Nantel said yesterday. The pilot car was leading the tractor-trailer hauling an…

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May 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Crews begin removing vehicles, debris from Skagit River bridge collapse

The pickup that went crashing down when the bridge collapsed last week is seen being lifted from the debris late this morning. (Photo / Washington State Department of Transportation) A travel trailer that fell into the Skagit River when the Interstate 5 bridge collapsed Thursday has been removed from the river — the first major retrieval…

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February 27, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I-5 bridge height could cost companies millions

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Planners working on a proposed Interstate 5 replacement bridge over the Columbia River estimate three manufacturers upriver could lose $30 million to $116 million in profits because they won’t be able to get some of their big products under the span. The manufacturers fabricate giant devices such as oil drilling rigs and…

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