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The I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington collapsed on May 23, 2013. This article explores the impact that this event will have on transportation funding and the Columbia River Crossing project. Many feel that this collapse highlights the need for more state investment in transportation infrastructure. Also notes that one of the bridges to be replaced through the Columbia River Bridge project is older than the Skagit River bridge and is classified as ‘functionally obsolete.’