I-5 Skagit River Bridge
Simply-supported Warren truss bridge
Through truss bridge
Subdivided Warren truss bridge
|Function / usage:||
Motorway bridge / freeway bridge
Mount Vernon, Skagit County, Washington, USA
Burlington, Skagit County, Washington, USA
|Coordinates:||48° 26' 43.83" N 122° 20' 28.09" W|
|total length||338.9 m|
|deck||number of lanes||2 × 2|
|roadway / carriageway width||21.9 m|
|cost of construction||United States dollar 1 328 461|
|9 September 1954||
The contract for the bridge is awarded to Peter Kiewit Sons Co., of Longview, Washington.
|21 September 1954||
Construction of the Skagit River Bridge begins.
|26 August 1956||
Construction of the Skagit river crossing is completed.
|23 May 2013||
For yet unknown causes one of the truss span collapses into the Skagit River with three cars on its roadway. Of the three persons inside the cars none seem seriously injured. Local media reports that a semi-truck with an oversized load may have hit parts of the bridge just prior to collapse.
|19 June 2013||
With a bailey bridge replacing the collapsed span the Skagit river crossing is opened again to traffic.
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