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I-5 bridge collapses in Washington State

Courtesy of Frank Varga, Skagit Valley Herald/AP Photo


MOUNT VERNON, Wash.- Officials in Washington state say three people have been taken to the hospital after a bridge north of Seattle collapsed Thursday, dumping their vehicles into the water.


Authorities say they believe no one was killed, but a dive team is continuing to search the waters of the Skagit River.


Authorities aren't sure what caused a portion of the four-lane Interstate 5 bridge to give way.


The state Transportation Department says it's investigating whether an oversized load may have struck the bridge.

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