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I-5 Skagit River Bridge closed
« on: December 09, 2020, 01:52:52 PM »

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - Both directions of Interstate 5 are closed at the Skagit River Bridge after a semi-truck struck a barrier Wednesday morning.

The crash happened before 5:00 a.m. A few hours later, the Washington State Department of Transportation said to expect a "long term closure" of the Skagit River Bridge.

Inspectors from Olympia were being sent to evaluate the bridge after a semi-truck hit a barrier and broke its front axel.

No other vehicles were involved, troopers said.

-https://www.q13fox.com/news/i-5-closed-in-both-directions-at-skagit-river-bridge-after-semi-strikes-barrier

Yes, this is the same bridge that was knocked down in 2013 when an oversized vehicle struck part of the truss.  A detour is posted.
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Re: I-5 Skagit River Bridge closed
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2020, 07:34:34 PM »

And they now report the bridge has been inspected and reopened.
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Re: I-5 Skagit River Bridge closed
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2020, 08:01:08 PM »

Glad this didn't turn into a massive debacle. Oh and that nothing fell into the water, of course.
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Re: I-5 Skagit River Bridge closed
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2020, 09:45:07 PM »

Here's a picture of some of the damage. There are also some scrapes on the concrete barrier further ahead.



I'm no expert of course, but the warning for a "long-term closure" seems like it might have been excessive.
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Re: I-5 Skagit River Bridge closed
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 02:19:24 AM »

Yes, when they say "long term," I am thinking weeks, months, or years, not a few hours for the engineer from Olympia to get there.
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Re: I-5 Skagit River Bridge closed
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 11:01:44 PM »

WSDOT must have facepalmed hard when the collision happened.
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Re: I-5 Skagit River Bridge closed
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2020, 11:25:13 AM »

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - Both directions of Interstate 5 are closed at the Skagit River Bridge after a semi-truck struck a barrier Wednesday morning.

The crash happened before 5:00 a.m. A few hours later, the Washington State Department of Transportation said to expect a "long term closure" of the Skagit River Bridge.

Inspectors from Olympia were being sent to evaluate the bridge after a semi-truck hit a barrier and broke its front axel.

No other vehicles were involved, troopers said.

-https://www.q13fox.com/news/i-5-closed-in-both-directions-at-skagit-river-bridge-after-semi-strikes-barrier

Yes, this is the same bridge that was knocked down in 2013 when an oversized vehicle struck part of the truss.  A detour is posted.

When I first saw the headline, I assumed it was a necropost.  Thanks for the clarfication!
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