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May 2, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Crews finish logjam project on Highway 20 ahead of schedule

By Kimberly Cauvel / Skagit Valley Herald ROCKPORT, Skagit County — The days of a reduced-speed, temporary bypass detour on a stretch of Highway 20 east of Rockport will be over just in time for the warmer months that bring more travelers to the area. The state Department of Transportation (DOT)-hired contractor, Trimaxx Construction, finished installing constructed…

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July 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Skagit River Bridge to be renamed for trooper

The Associated Press The Washington State Transportation Commission voted Tuesday to rename the Skagit River Bridge for State Patrol Trooper Sean M. O’Connell Jr., who died nearby in an accident while directing traffic through detours set up after the bridge collapsed. During its meeting in Seattle, the Transportation Commission voted to rename the bridge the Trooper Sean…

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May 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Crews begin removing vehicles, debris from Skagit River bridge collapse

A travel trailer that fell into the Skagit River when the Interstate 5 bridge collapsed Thursday has been removed from the river — the first major retrieval as work got underway Sunday night removing the mass of tangled steel and debris. Barges transporting cranes and excavators — which have mounted hydraulic shears to cut damaged beams,…

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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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