skagit river

Washington Files $17 Million Lawsuit For Bridge CollapseA lawsuit filed Monday by the Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking at least $17 million to recover costs related to the 2013 Skagit River bridge collapse.
WSDOT Creates Tool To Help Truckers Avoid Low BridgesHoping to avoid a repeat of the 2013 Skagit River Bridge collapse, state transportation officials have created a new online tool to help truckers plan their routes and avoid collisions.
Heavy Rains Pushing Western Washington Rivers To FloodA series of strong weather fronts with high winds and heavy rains could lead to flooding and landslides this week in Western Washington.
Heavy Rain Could Flood Some Area RiversForecasters say heavy rain will blow into Washington Monday afternoon through Wednesday.
I-5 Skagit River Bridge Work On Track The work to put a permanent replacement span on the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge that collapsed in May is at a crucial stage.
Skagit River Bridge To Be Renamed For TrooperThe Washington State Transportation Commission voted Tuesday to rename the Skagit River Bridge for State Patrol Trooper Sean M. O'Connell Jr., who died nearby in an accident while directing traffic through detours set up after the bridge collapsed.
REPORT: WSDOT Didn't Flag Caution On Skagit River BridgeThe Associated Press found that the DOT regularly puts detailed warnings on its trucking permits when routes are projected to encounter potentially problematic areas of low clearance. But the Skagit bridge — along the crucial I-5 corridor between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia — was never added to that group.
Collapsed I-5 Skagit River Bridge To Reopen WednesdayA temporary bridge over the Skagit River opens Wednesday, restoring Interstate 5 traffic less than a month after the old bridge collapsed May 23 when it was struck by a truck with an oversize load.
Temporary I-5 Skagit River Span To Open This Week A temporary span on the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge should open this week — less than a month since a section of the bridge collapsed, the Washington Transportation Department said.
Federal Gov't To Pay Most Of Repair Costs For I-5 BridgeSen. Patty Murray says the U.S. Department of Transportation is releasing the remaining $15.6 million of the federal share for repair of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state that collapsed three weeks ago.
NTSB: Driver Felt 'Crowded' Before Bridge Collapse The driver of an oversize load that triggered an Interstate 5 bridge collapse told investigators that he felt "crowded" by a passing vehicle and moved closer to the side of the bridge that had less clearance, according to a preliminary federal report released Tuesday.
NTSB Clears I-5 Skagit River Bridge Accident Scene Portions of a temporary Interstate 5 bridge could extend over the Skagit River in a day or two and the entire 160-foot gap could be filled next week, reopening freeway lanes that have been detoured since the May 23 bridge collapse, the Washington Department of Transportation said.