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Temporary Skagit River bridge may be ready in weeks

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Temporary Skagit River bridge may be ready in weeks

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – Governor Jay Inslee says the transportation department has begun plans to build a temporary bridge across the Skagit River at Interstate 5.

The governor says if all goes well, the temporary structure could be ready for traffic by the middle of June.

The temporary, four-lane span will replace the section of bridge that collapsed last week, and will allow traffic to flow across the river at a reduced speed and capacity.

Afterward, a new, permanent span will be constructed, and the goal is to have it in place by this fall.

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