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December 6, 2013 at 7:30 AM

I-5 Skagit River bridge named for WSP trooper

The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit Rriver reopen In mid-June this year. (Seattle Times photo.)

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 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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