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2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

John Latta - May 28, 2013

2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

Did the collapse of the I-5 bridge across the Skagit River in Washington State demonstrate a need for increased investing in our increasingly substandard transportation infrastructure, particularly bridges? One argument says no. Then it sort of says yes as well. “No” in ...

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I-5 bridge collapse highlights need for transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2013

I-5 bridge collapse highlights need for transportation funding

The Interstate 5 bridge collapse that occurred Thursday night in Washington State underscores a larger problem the state is facing: transportation funding. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has said the bridge collapse reveals that lawmakers need to find ways to fund ...

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LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

LaHood announces $1 million in immediate funding for I-5 bridge in Washington

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the immediate availability of $1 million federal emergency funds for Washington State to use toward the repair of the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River last night. “We are doing everything ...

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WSDOT announces I-5 detours

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

WSDOT announces I-5 detours

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has announced that Interstate 5 has been closed in both directions in Skagit County south of Burlington. The agency said via Twitter that drivers should avoid the area or expect delays. WSDOT suggested the following ...

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I-5 bridge collapses, causes no fatalities

Amanda Bayhi - May 24, 2013

I-5 bridge collapses, causes no fatalities

An oversize truck last night struck a portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River between Seattle and Canada, sending the portion of the bridge and its occupants into the river below. No fatalities resulted from the collapse, CBS ...

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Better Bridges

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 01, 2010

Better Bridges

All Together Now By Tina Grady Barbaccia A bridge project that started out under intense scrutiny in an environmentally- sensitive area is now being cheered and even has the locals putting their own touch on the bridge.   The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) ...

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