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Truss Work Finished on Skagit River Bridge

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MOUNT VERNON, WA - The Transportation Department says metal work on the Interstate-5 Skagit River bridge is complete.

The last trusses were reconfigured Friday, giving 18 feet of clearance for all traffic lanes.  There may be some short closures this week to finish maintenance and painting.

A section of the bridge collapsed May 23rd when an arching truss was hit by an oversized truck.

Workers installed an emergency span and then replaced it with a permanent span.  New squared-off trusses should prevent a similar strike.