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July 3, 2014 at 5:46 PM

Citizen tip closes LaConner’s ‘rainbow bridge,’ traffic being detoured

The landmark arch bridge between LaConner and the Swinomish Reservation was closed Thursday afternoon, after someone told dispatchers a piece of it fell off the bottom. A quick inspection by Skagit County Public Works didn’t find any damage, but the county closed it anyway as a precaution, said Dan Berentson, public works director.  Inspectors from the…

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May 2, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Boeing Bridge? State lawmaker eyes naming rights

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Maybe someday you’ll take a drive on the Boeing Bridge. Or the Starbucks Expressway. Washington state Rep. Jan Angel says she exploring whether the state should start sell naming rights to raise revenue for transportation projects. The Republican from Port Orchard says she particularly wants to see alternatives that could keep toll…

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Comments | More in Government | Topics: bridges, budget, naming