MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Washington Governor Jay Inslee is vowing a thorough investigation into the cause of last night’s bridge collapse.
The I-5 bridge over the Skagit River plunged into the water when a truck with an oversized load struck it.
While the status of the bridge is considered “functionally obsolete,” officials said they would have shut down the span if inspections showed it was unsafe.
Inslee said his priority is getting a temporary bridge built to restore commerce on the I-5 corridor.
The National Transportation Safety Board will contribute federal funds to help get a temporary bridge constructed.
The estimated cost of replacing the crumpled bridge is 15-million dollars.
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