Skagit River Bridge Vertical Clearance Upgrade
Three separate yet connected phases of this project are needed to permanently return traffic to I-5 through Mount Vernon/Burlington and improve the bridge after the May 23 collision of an oversized load with the bridge.
Phase 1: Completed - Atkinson construction removed debris and installed a temporary span between May 24 and June 19.
Phase 2: In construction - Max J Kuney: DB building new permanent span and removing temporary span. The contractor started construction in late-June. New permanent replacement span to be installed between Sept. 5 and Oct. 1
Phase 3: Fall 2013 - On Ad Monday July 22, with bid opening on Aug. 7: Raise vertical clearance over the right lane, strengthen overhead support structure and perform maintenance under bridge. This project has a total of 50 working days.
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