Temporary Skagit River Bridge spans moving into place

The first of two temporary spans being placed over the Skagit River Bridge was moved into position on Monday, June 10, and crews will be working around-the-clock in order to get the bridge reopened by next week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Three people were injured, none seriously, when a span of the bridge collapsed into the river on May 23. Traffic from Interstate 5 has been detoured through Burlington and Mount Vernon since then.

Officials expect the permanent replacement span will be completed by early fall.

Read more coverage (courtesy of the Skagit Valley Herald) from our partners at The Daily Herald in Everett.

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