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Transportation leaders not sure bridge collapse necessitates more maintenance money

A truck hit a bridge, causing it to fall into a river.

That’s all there was to Thursday’s bridge collapse on Interstate 5 in Skagit County, said state Sen. Curtis King, the Republican co-chair of the state Senate transportation committee.

Describing the bridge failure as “an accident,” King said that it doesn’t mean that there needs to be a knee-jerk reaction in the Legislature to pour more money into bridge maintenance. That’s a separate issue, he said.

“Believe me, if we had two of these bridges that went down on their own without some kind of an incident happening, we’d be

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