By Manual Valdes and Mike Baker
The Associated Press
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The trucking company involved in a Washington state bridge collapse says it received a state-issued permit to carry its oversized load across the bridge.
Ed Scherbinski is vice president of Mullen Trucking in Alberta. He said in an interview
He also said the company hired a local escort to help navigate the route.
Scherbinski said company officials are as bewildered as everyone else. He said he's not sure whether the Mullen Trucking vehicle was the cause of the collapse, but the driver could see the bridge falling in his rearview mirror.