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July 27, 2013 at 4:16 PM

Lane closures planned tonight for Skagit River I-5 bridge

The new temporary Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 will be closed one lane at a time on Saturday night for inspections after a metal joint came loose, state transportation officials said. Part of an “L” joint that holds the asphalt in place between the temporary bridge and permanent roadway came loose Saturday morning and the…

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June 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Temporary I-5 Skagit River span to open this week

MOUNT VERNON (AP) — A temporary span on the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge should open this week — less than a month since a section of the bridge collapsed, the Washington Transportation Department said. The framework is in place, and workers are tightening bolts and welding sections on the temporary structure that’s 24 feet wide and…

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