NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


COLLAPSE OF GIRDER INTO TRAFFIC ON I-70 IN COLORADO SUBJECT OF PUBLIC NTSB MEETING

May 24, 2006

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting on Wednesday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m., in its Board Room and Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W., Washington, DC.

There is one item on the agenda: Highway Accident Brief - Passenger Vehicle Collision with a Fallen Overhead Bridge Girder, Golden, Colorado.

On May 15, 2004 a steel girder installed four days earlier, and secured with a temporary bracing system, sagged into the eastbound lanes of I-70 and struck a sport utility vehicle. All three people in the vehicle were killed in the accident.

Directions to the Board Room: Front Door located on Lower 10th Street, directly below L'Enfant Plaza. From Metro, exit L'Enfant Plaza Station at 9th and D streets escalator, walk through shopping mall, at CVS store take escalator down one level. Board Room will be to your left.

The public may also view the Board meeting via a live or archived webcast by accessing a link under "News & Events" on the NTSB home page at www.ntsb.gov.

NTSB Office of Public Affairs: (202) 314-6100

 

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause
of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.