PSA: I-5 Skagit River Bridge Has Collapsed

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Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
The I-5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mt. Vernon, WA has collapsed. No reported fatalities as of Thursday night.
http://news.yahoo.com/no-fatalities-5-bridge-collapse-nw-wash-045838024.html

Anyone who had planned on railfanning the BNSF line between Mt. Vernon, WA and Vancouver, BC over Memorial Day weekend might want to change his/her plans. The surface roads are going to be a mess trying to handle the estimated 70,000+ vehicles/day which use that section of I-5.
 
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redlynx

Member
Maybe the state/Amtrak/BNSF should look at adding that Talgo reported over Stevens yesterday as a temporary extra train between SEattle and BC until that bridge can be repaired.... Nah, too practical. (Then move it to Stampede as a test between Seattle and Tri-Cities)
 

BNSFEng

Locomotive Engineer!!!
Here, here for more passenger operations. Amtrak should jump at the chance to market a temporary third round trip train!! They'll make a killing. I just check the traffic cams for the back up in Mt. Vernon and it goes on for miles and miles!!!
 




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