Skagit River http://nwpr.org en NTSB: Systemic Failures Led to Skagit Bridge Collapse http://nwpr.org/post/ntsb-systemic-failures-led-skagit-bridge-collapse <p>The National Transportation Safety Board says systemic failures lead to the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge last May.&nbsp;A section of the bridge fell into the water after a truck carrying a tall load hit the top of the structure.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:13:49 +0000 Patricia Murphy 49094 at http://nwpr.org NTSB: Systemic Failures Led to Skagit Bridge Collapse Washington Court Ruling Means More Water for Fish, Less For Landowners http://nwpr.org/post/washington-court-ruling-means-more-water-fish-less-landowners <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Western Washington tribe today won a legal battle that will ensure more water stays in the Skagit River to help salmon and steelhead. The Washington Supreme Court ruled that a state agency overstepped its authority in allocating water for new development.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:09:09 +0000 Katie Campbell 35212 at http://nwpr.org New Skagit River Bridge Project Raises Height of Metal Trusses http://nwpr.org/post/new-skagit-river-bridge-project-raises-height-metal-trusses <p>On time and on budget.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">That from the Washington state Department of Transportation Wednesday on the construction of a replacement bridge on I-5 over the Skagit River.</span></p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:40:48 +0000 Lisa Brooks 31487 at http://nwpr.org New Skagit River Bridge Project Raises Height of Metal Trusses Northwest Washington Relishes Return To “Normal” With Bridge Re-Opening http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-washington-relishes-return-normal-bridge-re-opening <p>Traffic is set to start rolling across the repaired Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River Wednesday morning. That completes a hasty, round-the-clock salvage and reconstruction job. It started just three and a half weeks ago when an oversize load brought down the vital bridge. Correspondent Tom Banse reports that Northwest Washington drivers and businesses are relishing a return to normal.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:58:30 +0000 Tom Banse 29609 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Washington Relishes Return To “Normal” With Bridge Re-Opening Senator Murray Announces Federal Funding For Skagit Bridge http://nwpr.org/post/senator-murray-announces-federal-funding-skagit-bridge <p>The Skagit Bridge should be fully repaired by this fall. That's according to Washington Senator Patty Murray. She chairs the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee. The I-5 span over the Skagit River north of Seattle collapsed last month.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:24:56 +0000 Beth Hyams 29304 at http://nwpr.org Senator Murray Announces Federal Funding For Skagit Bridge Washington Motorcycle Trooper Killed On Traffic Detail Related To Bridge Collapse http://nwpr.org/post/washington-motorcycle-trooper-killed-traffic-detail-related-bridge-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Washington State Patrol trooper has died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a box truck late Friday afternoon in Skagit County. Trooper Sean O’Connell was on a special assignment related to the collapse of the Skagit River I-5 bridge.</span> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:32:40 +0000 Austin Jenkins 28663 at http://nwpr.org Washington Motorcycle Trooper Killed On Traffic Detail Related To Bridge Collapse Inslee: Temporary I-5 Bridge Is State’s Top Priority http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-temporary-i-5-bridge-state-s-top-priority <p>Washington state’s top priority is fixing the section of the I-5 bridge that collapsed into the Skagit River last week. That’s according to Governor Jay Inslee. Inslee announced plans Sunday that could lead to a temporary replacement by mid June. And a permanent fix in September. Reporter Derek Wang has more.</p><p> Mon, 27 May 2013 13:06:23 +0000 Derek Wang & Carol Smith 28218 at http://nwpr.org Inslee: Temporary I-5 Bridge Is State’s Top Priority I-5 Bridge Collapse: Update http://nwpr.org/post/i-5-bridge-collapse-update <p></p><p>By first light this morning, investigators were sorting through twisted steel girders and interviewing drivers to piece together exactly what brought down the Interstate-5 Skagit River Bridge in Mount Vernon. More now from Northwest Public Radio’s Lucrezia Cuen.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 16:10:24 +0000 Lucrezia Cuen 28096 at http://nwpr.org