Workers Continue Removing Skagit River I-5 Bridge Wreckage
MOUNT VERNON, Wash., - Workers are still removing pieces of the Interstate 5 bridge that fell into the Skagit River on May 23rd when an oversize truck hit a girder.
Peter Knudson, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board, said in an email Monday morning that the on-site investigation continues this week as investigators document components of the bridge as they are removed from the river.
A NTSB investigator traveled to the headquarters of Mullen Trucking in Aldersyde, Alberta, to gather information about the truck that was carrying the oversize load.
If the company is negligent, the state could make a claim to recover damages.
Traffic will continue to be detoured through Mount Vernon until a temporary bridge is in place.