I-5 bridge crossing Skagit River to open June 19

Update, June 18: Gov. Jay Inslee has announced the bridge will open Wednesday, June 19. Read more from our partners at The Daily Herald in Everett. 

The Interstate 5 bridge crossing the Skagit River south of Burlington should open this week, according to officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Traffic will resume on the bridge once a temporary span is installed, which replaces the collapsed portion of the bridge that fell into the river after being struck by a truck carrying an oversize load on May 23.

Since then, traffic has been re-routed through nearby surface streets, causing significant travel delays for passenger cars and freight vehicles.

Read Associated Press coverage of this development, and additional articles regarding the Skagit River bridge, from our partners at The Daily Herald in Everett.

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