I hope he don't hear about the bypass or the Ferry over at Coupeville on Whidbey. If he does there will be no keeping that odd fellow away this year!
(took all the money I had to bribe that canadian truck driver to stay to the right as he hit the bridge...)
The engineers report the bridge was fine, but a big tractor/trailer hit and took out the structural pieces to that section. The news is all in a flurry about old bridge conditions, but it was recently inspected and would have been good for many more years. Accidents happen, and this one was in a bad spot, by a big truck. The trucker should have bought a lotto ticket at the same odds.
Looks like that bridge would have lasted a good while under normal conditions, the truck caused the collapse. Good news: there wasn't a lot of traffic on the bridge. Bad news: the condition of the majority of old bridges in America is horrible. Infastructure repair especially on bridges, has been put off for way to long in this nation .
I was just checking out the portland bridge's age 2 days before that and then thought maybe i need to take 205 south and forget crossing the portland bridge. lol The northbound side of it was built in 1917 with a closure sometime after '58 to add the hump so it matched the other bridge beside it that was built that year. On never knows when it comes to bridges and bet it really "helped" the people already afraid of bridges already!