December 6, 2013 at 7:30 AM
I-5 Skagit River bridge named for WSP trooper
This is the temporary span on Interstate 5 over the Skagit River which opened in mid-June this year. It was replaced by a permanent bridge in September. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times.)
The Skagit River Bridge is being named for Washington State Trooper Sean O’Connell. (WSP photo)
The Associated Press
BURLINGTON, Skagit County — The Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is being named after Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O’Connell in a ceremony Friday at Burlington.
While directing detoured traffic on May 31, O’Connell was killed when his motorcycle collided with a truck.
A section of the bridge collapsed in the river May 23 when it was hit by an oversize truck. Traffic was detoured for a month while a temporary span was erected.
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