Freeway bridge collapses into Washington river
AP: A major freeway bridge in Skagit County, Washington, collapsed Thursday night, dumping people and cars into water.
The portion four-lane Interstate-5 bridge that passes over Skagit River fell about 40 feet into the water at around 7 p.m. local time. The Skagit Valley Sheriff Department initially reported three people were rescued from water.
The bridge is a steel-truss bridge with a sufficiency rating of 57.4 out of 100, according to federal records.
Photo: North end of the I-5 bridge over Skagit River collapsed Thursday night. (Gina Cole / Skagit Valley Herald)