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Photo: North end of the I-5 bridge over Skagit River collapsed Thursday night. (Gina Cole / Skagit Valley Herald)

Freeway bridge collapses in Washington river

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.

Read more from The Associated Press:  http://bit.ly/12RmkNi