A Bridge Near Seattle Just Collapsed, Dumping Cars And People Into The River

05.24.13 5 years ago 5 Comments

Well this is pure, unadulterated nightmare fuel. No jokes here.

Here’s the story:

An Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping vehicles and people into the water, the Washington State Patrol said.

The four-lane bridge over the Skagit River collapsed about 7 p.m., Trooper Mark Francis said. There was no immediate estimate of how many people were in the water or whether there were any injuries or deaths, he said.

It also was not known what caused the collapse of the bridge about 60 miles north of Seattle in Skagit County, which stretches from the North Cascades National Park to a cluster of islands off the Washington coast.

Bridges are objectively one of the most terrifying constructions ever and the thought of one just collapsing out of nowhere is cripplingly fear-inducing. So this present reminder that it does in fact happen from time to time will do wonders for anxiety.

No one knows for sure any injuries or if there are casualties, but eyewitnesses have confirmed that cars and people did land in the river. Sheesh.

Here’s the quick news report on the collapse as well.

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