Skagit Bridge Reopens

BURLINGTON, Wash. — Crews in Washington worked Saturday night to reopen the bridge over the Skagit River.

The bridge collapsed four months ago after being hit by an oversize truck. Two vehicles carrying three people fell into the water. No one was killed.

To complete the new section, workers had to remove a 500-ton temporary section and replace it with a permanent span weighing about 900 tons.

The cost of Saturday night’s final step was $8.5 million and was paid for by federal emergency relief funds.

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