The structure of the Pioneer Press' story "Clearing 35W wreckage was tricky, tiring, unforgettable" was very similar to the method we were taught in class.
The lead summarized the important points of the story. It was followed by some background about the bridge collapse and a quote from someone who helped to clear the wreckage. Then there was a chronological account of how the wreckage was cleared.
I think the organization was effective. It was very straightforward and easy to read.