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Permanent bridge span construction sliding into place

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Permanent bridge span construction sliding into place

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BURLINGTON, Wash. – Just four months after a section of the Interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River, crews are on track to install the permanent replacement this weekend.

Washington State Department of Transportation spokesperson Travis Phelps says they will remove the two temporary spans and slide the 900 ton permanent section into place Saturday night.

Play Travis Phelps on bridge

I-5 north and south of the bridge will be closed from 7:00 p.m. Saturday night to 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Traffic will detour to College Way and George Hopper Road.

Phelps says there may be potential delays, so it’s a good idea to check WSDOT traffic alerts before heading through the area Sunday.