KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor, Shanna Sheridan
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – The Skagit River bridge is back open to traffic.
Crews finished putting in a temporary span over the section that collapsed on June 23 earlier this week.
Governor Jay Inslee says he is amazed at the speed workers finished installing the span.
Washington State Department of Transportation engineers had used a custom design, costing under $2 million.
Spokane-based Max Kuney Construction has been chosen to design and build the permanent replacement span set to be in place this fall.
Oversize loads are still being detoured around the bridge.
Traffic is being slowed to 40 mph over the bridge.