Wife Says Trucker Saw Bridge Collapse In Mirror - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wife Says Trucker Saw Bridge Collapse In Mirror

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - The wife of a Canadian trucker whose rig caused the collapse of a Washington bridge says a special vehicle called a pole car had traveled the route to make sure the load would fit.
    
The state confirmed there was a vehicle escort for the load.
    
Cynthia Scott, of Spruce Grove, Alberta, says she spoke with her husband, Bill Scott, moments after he saw the bridge fall into a river in his rear-view mirror.
    
The Washington State Patrol says the oversize load of drilling equipment hit an upper support girder on the bridge.
    
Cynthia Scott says there was a small ding in one of the front corners of the load.

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