Skagit I-5 bridge collapse means north-south traffic woes

A section of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon collapsed Thursday evening, May 23, severing the main north-south traffic corridor in northwest Washington. Over 77,000 vehicles used the bridge each day. Rerouting across the river will now need to use the Old Highway 99 (Riverside Drive) bridge just east of…

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