The I-5 bridge has collapsed in Washington and there are “vehicles and people [in] the water.” No word yet on casualties, and here’s hoping there are none.
Meanwhile, as bad as I hate to say we told you so, we told you so. Various S&R writers have written about various infrastructure issues in the past, and as the story in Washington unfolds, perhaps there’s some value in pointing our readers to some of the more relevant links.
Dr. Denny from July 2010: Drive with care over those 151,394 obsolete, unsafe bridges
Dr. Denny from August 2010: The nation’s 120,000 dams: Much more inspection, repair needed
Wufnik from last November, post-Sandy: Getting ready for the next disaster
If you’re in the mood read more, sift through our Infrastructure category.