Railroad bridge on fire, collapses. Area just west of Waco has been in drought conditions for several years now. Fire department didn’t have equipment to stop the fire.
A 900-foot railroad bridge in San Saba Texas caught fire, stemming from a brushfire under it. The scene was just 90 miles west of Waco. Turns out, they didn’t have the extra equipment to save the bridge. The bridge, built in 1960 will cost $10 million to replace. It’s loss locals say, hinders the area’s agricultural transportation. Video by volunteer firefighter Jamie Smart, Lometa, TX.
AP: A major freeway bridge in Skagit County, Washington, collapsed Thursday night, dumping people and cars into water.
The portion four-lane Interstate-5 bridge that passes over Skagit River fell about 40 feet into the water at around 7 p.m.local time. The Skagit Valley Sheriff Department initially reported three people were rescued from water.
The bridge is a steel-truss bridge with a sufficiency rating of 57.4 out of 100, according to federal records.
Photo: North end of the I-5 bridge over Skagit River collapsed Thursday night. (Gina Cole / Skagit Valley Herald)