Wash. has 7 more "very low-clearance bridges" like the one that fell

05/29/2013 | Seattle Times, The

There are seven "fracture-critical" highway bridges in Washington state that have very low vertical clearances like the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge that partially collapsed last week. "Without tougher oversight of cross-state hauling, the same kind of accident could happen again," according to the Seattle Times. A too-high load hit the I-5 bridge last week, sending one of its spans into the water. The seven other bridges are 14 feet, 6 inches or less at their lowest overhead clearance.

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