How Will Skagit Bridge Collapse Affect CRC Debate?

[First let me express relief that no one was killed in the collapse.]

Yesterday’s collapse of an I-5 bridge North of Seattle will:

1) Scare Washington legislators into funding the CRC out of fear of a similar collapse.

or

2) Make legislators recognize that they have many bridges with problems and they should spend their dollars on a program to begin addressing this broadly rather than putting all the money in one big project.

or

3) Have no impact if it turns out that this collapse was indeed caused by a large truck striking a bridge member.

Place your bets…

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