Photos: Washington bridge collapses

Updated 6:43 AM ET, Sun May 26, 2013
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Two cars plunged into the Skagit River in Washington State when the Interstate 5 bridge over it collapsed. Authorities estimate it will take $15 million to repair that portion of the state's main artery to Canada. NTSB
Crews survey the scene of a Skagit River bridge collapse on Interstate 5 near Mt. Vernon, Washington, on Thursday, May 23. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
Authorities believe an 18-wheeler may have struck part of the bridge, causing the collapse. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee addresses the media at the scene of the bridge collapse on May 23. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images
People examine the collapsed section of the bridge in this photo shot by iReporter Adrian Adrande. Courtesy Adrian Adrande
Search and rescue boats comb the water for victims after the collapse on May 23. DAN LEVINE/EPA/LANDOv
A helicopter leaves the scene as night falls after the collapse on May 23. DAN LEVINE/EPA/LANDOV