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July 24, 2013 at 8:03 AM

More clearance planned for Skagit River I-5 bridge

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — The state Department of  Transportation plans additional work to raise the clearance on the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon. Officials told Skagit County commissioners Tuesday a new project would put the trusses 18 feet above the roadway. Current trusses are just 15 feet, 6 inches at the fog…

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June 28, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Temporary span of I-5 bridge over Skagit River to get checkup Saturday

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”2516307514001″/]Raw video of a commuter crossing the temporary bridge. (Rick Lund / The Seattle Times)   MOUNT VERNON — Traffic on the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge at Mount Vernon will be restricted Saturday morning while the Transportation Department gives the temporary span a checkup. The department says crews will tighten bolts, inspect the asphalt and…

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May 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM

I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River; possibly triggered by truck

A full story is now available here Seattle Times staff An Interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River at around 7 p.m. Thursday, dumping at least two vehicles in the water north of Mount Vernon. There were no fatalities reported. A law-enforcement source said investigators believe a truck with an over-sized load heading…

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