The scene near Mount Vernon, Wash., on Thursday after part of an Interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River. Dan Levine /EPA /LANDOV hide caption toggle caption Dan Levine /EPA /LANDOV The Two-Way 'White Flash And Cold Water' After Bridge Collapse In Wash. May 24, 2013 After a truck carrying a heavy load struck the side of a bridge that carries Interstate 5 over the Skagit River north of Seattle, the roadway collapsed. No one was killed. Dan Sligh and his wife were in a pickup. "You just hold on as tight as you can," he says of the fall they took.