I-5 Bridge Inspection Documents

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Department of Transportation of Washington.
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

All safety inspection records for the I-5 Skagit Bridge that collapsed on May 22.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Barnes, Chris

Thank you for your request. Please direct any future request to our Public Disclosure Inbox (publicdisclosurerequests@wsdot.wa.gov, cc'd on this email) as that inbox is monitored. Requests sent directly to me could be missed if I was out of the office.

You request has been sent for assignment and you will receive our formal acknowledgment of your request within five business days.

From: Shawn Musgrave


Thank you for your response. I have updated the contact information in our database.

Shawn Musgrave

From: Davis, Melissa

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This email is to notify you the Washington State Department of Transportation is in receipt of your public records request located below. Attached you should find an acknowledgement letter to said request.

As the attached letter states, your request is being forwarded to Catherine Taliaferro, whose contact information is located within the letter. She will be your point of contact, pertaining to this request, from this point forward.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Taliaferro,

Please confirm receipt. We look forward to receiving the documents.


From: Taliaferro, Catherine

Good Afternoon,

Receipt confirmed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on May 30, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-0971.

Thank you for your help.

From: Taliaferro, Catherine

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

I'm anticipating releasing the first phase of documents this week.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

From: Department of Transportation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Taliaferro, Catherine

Dear Mr. Musgrave,

This e-mail is to update you on your public records request, PDR-13-0971.

Here is a link to our FTP site where you can download the responsive documents.


Note, you must download your information within 72 hours, as after such time the information is no longer accessible via this link. If you have any problems accessing or downloading the information, please notify me immediately.

This email concludes your request.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me at the number listed below or via e-mail.