NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs


July 10

Washington, DC - The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of last May's collapse of an interstate highway bridge in Washington State.

On Thursday, May 23, 2013, at about 7:05 p.m. PDT, a large truck hauling an oversize load traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near Mt. Vernon, Washington, struck the top of a bridge spanning the Skagit River. Seconds later, the damage caused a span of the bridge to collapse. Two passenger vehicles fell into the river, and two other vehicles were damaged. None of the eight vehicle occupants involved in the bridge collapse were seriously injured.

Event: Board Meeting

Date/Time: Tuesday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m. (ET)

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center

Address: 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

City/State: Washington, DC 20024

Participants: NTSB Board Members

Live Webcast: A link to the webcast will be available on the following page shortly before the start of the meeting: http://www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm


Office of Public Affairs
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
(202) 314-6100
Peter Knudson



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.