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Temporary Bridge Lets I-5 Reopen

Sun., March 19, 1995

Traffic began flowing along California’s main north-south artery again Saturday when workers finished replacing a washed-out bridge with a span of 12 flatbed rail cars welded and clamped together.

The temporary bridge, supported by steel piling, was expected to withstand any further flooding, project overseer Heigo Orva said.

The Interstate 5 bridge washed out March 10, tossing four cars into a churning creek and killing seven people.

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