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July 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

NTSB says several errors led to Skagit River bridge collapse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA —Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year’s Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The board voted unanimously after a…

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June 11, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Wednesday Memo: Soldier from state killed … Sherman manor … School lunch tossed

Bet you it’s some house:  New digs for Seahawk Richard Sherman, who has purchased an NBA star’s house. Don’t you want to see what this house looks like? He lost his lunch. It’s not what you think, but it’s shameful.  The Kent School District says it’s sorry that a middle school cafeteria worker More

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December 6, 2013 at 7:30 AM

I-5 Skagit River bridge named for WSP trooper

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…

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November 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Truss work finished on Skagit River bridge

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — The Transportation Department says metal work on the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is complete. The last trusses were reconfigured Friday, giving 18 feet of clearance for all traffic lanes. The Skagit Valley Herald reports there may be some short closures this week to finish maintenance and painting. A section of the bridge…

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September 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM

UPDATE: New Skagit River Bridge opens

The new permanent replacement span over the Skagit River has reopened — nearly seven hours later than originally planned. The state Department of Transportation said the new north span was opened to traffic just before 2 p.m. Sunday, much later than the expected 7 a.m. opening. The open was delayed initially because the cutting of…

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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

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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June 25, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Bridge repair: Sen. Murray’s panel backs a new $500 million fund

A U.S. Senate subcommittee voted Tuesday to create a $500 million fund solely to repair or replace fragile bridges on major highway corridors. The fund is one piece in the $54 billion 2014 budget, issued by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, which is chaired by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. States would apply for…

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June 18, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Temporary bridge over Skagit River to open Wednesday

The temporary Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River is scheduled to open Wednesday morning. Gov. Jay Inslee made the announcement today during a visit to the bridge site. The state isn’t saying the precise time tomorrow morning when the bridge will open. The speed limit over the bridge will be 40 miles an hour and no oversize…

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