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Review: Systematic errors led to bridge collapse

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:20
(AP) — Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year's Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. According to the investigation, Scott thought his load was 15 feet, 9 inches — about 2 inches ...

NTSB: Series of deficiencies led to Skagit bridge collapse; pilot driver distracted by cell phone

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:33
WASHINGTON — The collapse of the Skagit River Bridge in Washington state that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load last spring was caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over the state’s roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated today.

NTSB: Series of deficiencies led to Skagit bridge collapse; driver distracted by cell phone

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:18
WASHINGTON — The collapse of Skagit River Bridge in Washington state that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load last spring was caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over the state’s roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated today.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

NTSB: Bridge collapsed in Washington state because truck hit the structure

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:01
Investigators said an over-sized truck hit the bridge, causing a partial collapse last year.

State extends burn ban on DNR-protected land to Western Washington

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 02:00
With a heat wave rapidly increasing fire danger throughout the state, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding the burn ban from DNR-protected lands in eastern Washington to include those west of the Cascades.

Washington state bridge collapse result of failed safety measures: NTSB

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 01:00
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state bridge collapse that sent two cars tumbling into a frigid river below after a commercial truck accidentally struck an overhead truss was the result of failed safety precautions and inadequate permitting for oversize loads, federal investigators said on Tuesday. The truck made it across the Skagit River Bridge along Interstate 5 in May ...

State launches new boating information app

Washington State News Wire - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:47
Boaters who want to find out where to launch their boats or tie up for a weekend on the water can do so now through Washington Water Cruiser, a new app launched by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO).

Guest: Thwart highway traffic jams with state, federal investment

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:50
Washington state needs Congress to act this summer by depositing funds into the Highway Trust Fund to ensure its solvency, writes guest columnist Steve Mullin.

Troopers: Motorcyclist tries to carjack vehicle, steals another car

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 08:11
Washington State Patrol troopers are looking for a motorcyclist who tried to carjack a vehicle from a woman who had kids with her Monday afternoon in Everett. On Monday night, troopers identified the man as 38-year-old William Westmoreland of Stanwood. Troopers said the incident started with a motorcycle crash on southbound Interstate 5, just south of 112th Street. According to troopers, the ...

State Patrol looking for man who crashed motorcycle on I-5, then tried to carjack vehicle

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 07:41
EVERETT — The Washington State Patrol is looking for a a 38-year-old Stanwood man who crashed a motorcycle on Interstate 5 near South Everett, then allegedly tried to carjack a vehicle before fleeing on foot and stealing a car in …