NTSB Clears I-5 Skagit River Bridge Accident Scene
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - The National Transportation Safety Board has wrapped up its investigation at the downed Skagit River bridge, and travelers could see the detour signs disappear as early as next week.
The Transportation Department says parts of a temporary Interstate 5 bridge could extend over the river in a day or two and the entire 160-foot gap should be filled by mid-June.
A spokesman says it will take a little more time reopen freeway lanes that have been detoured since the May 23 bridge collapse, but it should happen before the last week of the month.
That still depends on bridge piers passing inspection and workers overcoming some engineering challenges.