When did the Skagit River bridge collapse?

May 23, 2013
On May 23, 2013, the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon collapsed and sent two cars and debris into the water.

What caused the silver bridge failure?

The bridge was suspended by a chain-like series of plates called “eyebars.” Federal investigators eventually determined a crack in eyebar number 330, indicated here by an arrow, caused the Silver Bridge to collapse. Recovery workers hoist a car from the Ohio River. Two bodies were found inside the car.

What bridge collapsed Washington?

Tacoma Narrows Bridge
The modern Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington state. The bridge on the right opened in 1950, and the bridge on the left opened in 2007. Four months after the opening of the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, on the morning of November 7, 1940, it suffered collapse in a wind of about 42 miles (67 km) per hour.

When did the bridge collapse in Washington?

November 7, 1940
The 1940 Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, was a suspension bridge in the U.S. state of Washington that spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula….Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940)

Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Collapsed November 7, 1940
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What year did i5 bridge collapse?

I-5 Skagit River bridge collapse

I-5 Skagit River bridge
Opened 1955
Collapsed May 23, 2013
Daily traffic 70925

How could the Silver Bridge collapse have been prevented?

The American Bridge Company developed a new heat-treated carbon steel to use on the construction of the Silver Bridge. This new steel would allow the individual members of the bridge to handle more stress. Along with the two eye-bars sharing the load, the steel could easily handle the 4 « million pound load.

What bridge collapsed in the United States?

A bridge in the US city of Pittsburgh has collapsed with six vehicles, including a bus, on it at the time. Officials said 10 people sustained minor injuries, three of whom were taken to hospital. The snow-covered Forbes Avenue Bridge gave way on Friday morning, sometime after 06:00 local time (11:00 GMT).

What type of bridge was the Skagit River Bridge?

steel through-truss bridge
The I-5 Skagit River Bridge was a steel through-truss bridge, the type in which traffic drives through and under the truss. It had four 160-foot-long over-water steel-truss spans and four concrete approach spans on the north and south ends. The truss was of the common Warren design.

Why did the Queen Juliana bridge collapse?

The cranes, working from barges, were renovating the Queen Juliana bridge, a canal bridge dating from the 1950s, when the first machine went down on Monday. Unbalanced by the extra load, the second crane then fell.