Road construction http://www.kplu.org en State says defective support caused lumber to fly off Tacoma viaduct http://www.kplu.org/post/state-says-defective-support-caused-lumber-fly-tacoma-viaduct <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Washington State Department of Transportation has now figured out what caused construction lumber to fall off the Highway 16 </span>Nalley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Valley Viaduct project and smash onto South Tacoma Way on June </span>29th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>As <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/wsdot-unsure-why-lumber-flew-tacoma-viaduct-site-road">KPLU reported</a>, the falling lumber barely missed landing on a man on a moped.</p><p>WSDOT says the contractor has now determined that the cause was a defective four-by-six wood support beam, which collapsed spilling the construction lumber onto the roadway below. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 03:01:41 +0000 Paula Wissel 9306 at http://www.kplu.org State says defective support caused lumber to fly off Tacoma viaduct WSDOT unsure why lumber flew off Tacoma viaduct site onto road http://www.kplu.org/post/wsdot-unsure-why-lumber-flew-tacoma-viaduct-site-road <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Washington state Department of Transportation is trying to figure out what went wrong on Saturday when dozens of pieces of construction lumber on the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nalley</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Valley viaduct project on Highway 16 came loose and fell onto the roadway below, smashing into pieces as drivers watched in disbelief.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 22:49:35 +0000 Paula Wissel 9239 at http://www.kplu.org WSDOT unsure why lumber flew off Tacoma viaduct site onto road