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June 12, 2014

Papers give details on Skagit bridge collapse

  • One witness reported seeing the pilot car's clearance pole strike the Skagit River bridge several times.
    Associated Press

    A pilot driver escorting an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle told investigators that the clearance pole mounted on her car never hit the structure.

    But in documents released by federal investigators Wednesday, one witness reported seeing the pole strike the Skagit River bridge several times, indicating there may not have been proper clearance for the oversize load.

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