Updated Wednesday, 5/29/13 6:40 am ~ I-5 is closed in both directions in Skagit County south of Burlington, due to a section of the Skagit River Bridge falling into the water last week.
Here are photos of the damaged bridge and clean up efforts.The governor announced that a temporary span over the Skagit River may possibly be in place by mid-June.
We’ll provide you information from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to help plan your travel.
What’s happening now:
- Truckloads of bridge parts of the temporary I-5 Skagit River Bridge are rolling in.
- Crews are already getting ready to assemble the temporary bridge which Gov. Inslee wants in place by mid-June.
- The majority of debris in the river has been removed, but more difficult pieces to extract remain in the water.
- It is still an active investigation site. WSDOT is working closely with NTSB to prepare the site to move quickly once the investigation is complete and the temporary bridge can begin to be put into place.
On Tuesday, May 28, the first morning commute through detours went smoothly. Ten to 15 minute delays were average. Drivers should continue to allow for extra time in each direction through the detour area.
Northbound I-5 Detours
Trucks should not use this detour.