Washington State I-5 Bridge Collapse

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.

The Board Meeting will begin at 9:30 AM (EDT).

A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org

Presentations

Acting Chairman Hart's Opening Statement

Board Meeting Presentations

Acting Chairman Hart's Closing Statement


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