Skagit River Bridge To Open This Weekend

Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Skagit River Bridge CollapseThe Washington Department of Transportation has announced that construction on the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge is on schedule and the bridge will open on the morning of Sunday, September 15.

According to a press release from WSDOT, the bridge’s grinders are in place and the rail system for moving the span is ready.  All that’s left to do is pour the concrete deck.  Once the concrete has cured, the permanent span will be installed.

“The contractor will detour I-5 traffic through the cities of Burlington and Mount Vernon for approximately 12 hours to remove the temporary spans and install the permanent span,” said Assistant Regional Administrator Jay Drye. “Moving bridges is not easy. Drivers need to stay engaged and plan for detours.”