A section of the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge collapsed on May 23. There were no deaths, but the impact to the region continued for months until the permanent span was put into place in September and retrofits completed just before Thanksgiving. Scroll to the bottom for the latest news.

Skagit River Bridge

Skagit River Bridge

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Repairs are under way Tuesday on the Skagit River Bridge. The state Department of Transportation has decided to raise the height of the metal …

Skagit River Bridge Collapse

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The Skagit River Bridge, part of Interstate 5, collapsed Thursday evening, dropping several vehicles into the river. Three people were rescued…

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

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A man awaits rescue on top of his car, which fell into the Skagit River when the bridge he was driving on collapsed Thursday. Frank Varga / Sk…

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

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Submitted photo by Kari Vander Veen. This is from the Burlington side of the bridge.

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

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Frank Varga / Skagit Valley Herald

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

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Frank Varga / Skagit Valley Herald

I-5 Bridge Collapse

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Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

Photos from Thursday’s bridge collapse

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An unidentified man waits on his submerged vehicle in the Skagit River. The Interstate-5 bridge in Mount Vernon, WA collapsed Thursday around …

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MOUNT VERNON — It will be months before a replacement bridge can be erected across the Skagit River, state Department of Transportation spokes…

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No one is known to have died, but vehicles plunged into the water and three people were taken to the hospital after the Skagit River Bridge on…

Bridge inspection

Bridge inspection

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Officials from several agencies gather at the north end of the Skagit River Bridge about noon today to make their initial assessment of the co…

I-5 Bridge Collapse

I-5 Bridge Collapse

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Crane on Barge

Crane on Barge

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A barge containing a collapsible crane heads upriver Saturday evening under the West Mount Vernon bridge  on its way to the damaged Interstate…

NTSB inspection by boat

NTSB inspection by boat

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A crew from the National Transportation Safety Board inspects a section of the Skagit River Bridge on Saturday, May 25, 2013.

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The closure of Interstate 5 just north of Mount Vernon due to a collapse of the Skagit River Bridge into the Skagit River has already started …

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BURLINGTON — Demolition crews made their way along the Skagit River on Saturday night toward the wreckage of Interstate 5, about 50 hours afte…

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BURLINGTON — The investigation into the collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge across the Skagit River continues Wednesday with the National Tran…

Overall traffic lighter; collisions back up traffic on Hwy. 9
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Overall traffic lighter; collisions back up traffic on Hwy. 9

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The driver of a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck pulling an empty animal trailer traveling north on Highway 9 Wednesday crossed the centerline arou…

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BURLINGTON — Local business owners and others are using every tool in the box to bring back customers who have been avoiding local roadways fo…

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MOUNT VERNON — Pilot car drivers perform a critical safety role for tractor-trailers that haul oversized loads, experts in the field said this week.

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BURLINGTON — State Department of Transportation officials, crews and contractors are working nearly around the clock at the site of the collap…

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U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will meet with local business leaders Friday to discuss the economic impacts of the Skagit River Bridge collapse and …

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BURLINGTON — Those who attended a public Q&A about the collapsed Skagit River bridge Thursday night were more complimentary of the Departm…

Bridge update Sunday
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Bridge update Sunday

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The tempoary bridge construction as seen from the east off Whitmarsh Road continued Sunday with the framework extended almost to the south por…

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Temporary span under construction over the Skagit River. The span replaces a collapsed portion of the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed in May.

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Work on the temporary bridge over the Skagit River is close to complete, which will open Interstate 5 to travel again.

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BURLINGTON — The days of driving detours jammed with traffic from a diverted Interstate 5 are expected to end, after state officials announced…

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After being closed since its collapse May 23, the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge has reopened this morning in both directions.

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BURLINGTON — After enduring nearly a month of low customer traffic and sales following the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge, businesses alo…

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Businesses struggling to make regular necessary payments since the Skagit River Bridge collapse last month may soon be eligible for assistance…

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MOUNT VERNON — One lane each way on the temporary spans of the Skagit River Bridge will be closed to traffic early Saturday to allow bridge in…

Bridge Damage

Bridge Damage

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A pier cap, upon which the fallen span used to sit, is gouged to about 10-inches deep and 5-feet wide.

Bridge Damage

Bridge Damage

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An angle leg on the Skagit River Bridge has a 4-inch crack through the fourth rivet.

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MOUNT VERNON — In late October, a state Department of Transportation worker was driving across the Skagit River Bridge when he noticed a tear …

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BURLINGTON — Gov. Jay Inslee had just wrapped up a news conference Sunday to celebrate the new permanent replacement span on the Skagit River …

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