Skagit River Bridge Collapse
June , 2013
On Thursday, May 23,2013 while traveling on the southbound lane of Interstate 5, a truck hauling a heavy and oversized load struck the support structure of a bridge crossing the Skagit River in Mt. Vernon, WA. The damage inflicted by the truck caused the 160 foot long four lane span to collapse into the river below, completely severing the north and south bound lanes of the major west coast interstate highway.
Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., under contract to Atkinson Construction,worked around the clock for 13 days under direction of the Washington Department of Transportation and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to provide diving and salvage services throughout the investigation and debris recovery phase of the project.