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May 23, 2013

Update: Company says it has permits to cross span

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. —

The mishap was reminiscent of the August 2007 collapse of an I-35W bridge in Minneapolis that killed 13 people and injured another 145 when it buckled and fell into the Mississippi River during rush-hour.

Sligh was thankful.

"You're kind of pinching yourself and realize you're lucky to be alive."

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Baker reported from Olympia, Wash. Associated Press writers Donna Gordon Blankinship and Gene Johnson in Seattle, and Terry Tang in Phoenix also contributed to this report.

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