Permanent replacement will look like this, hopefully by early Sunday.
The section of I-5 Skagit River Bridge that collapsed and fell into the river last May is about to be replaced. A temporary section that was put in its place in June will be removed to make way for the real thing sometime Sunday. Construction crews say they’re pretty confident they can get it all done by early Sunday – but that’s if nothing goes wrong or there’s glitches.
The Skagit River Bridge is but one of thousands of American highway bridges that are already still in full service even though they’re long beyond their originally predicted service life.
The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.