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NTSB Spreads the Skagit Bridge Blame, Soft-pedals the Real Problem

July 16, 2014

There is no excuse whatsoever for a driver striking a low bridge if the obstruction is accurately marked. That obviously wasn't the case with the Skagit River Bridge and there's only one doorstep on which to lay that blame.

Tags: NTSB, Skagit River Bridge, Mullen Trucking, Oversize Loads, Washington

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Wait 'Till the Finger Pointing Starts

Photo by Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times

May 29, 2013

Trucks hit bridges every day. Why did the Skagit River Bridge fold up like a house of cards after a minor strike, and who's ultimately to blame? Jim Park wonders about the role of the pilot car driver in his "On the Road" blog.

Tags: Skagit River Bridge, Mullen Trucking

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(4)

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