I-5 Skagit River Bridge Emergency Replacement

We’ve asked a lot from WSDOT, Atkinson, and their subcontractors, and they delivered. I want to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this happen, and those who have been patient to see it through.
Jay Inslee, Governor, Washington State
Mount Vernon, Washington
Washington State Department of Transportation
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In May 2013, span 8 of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapsed when an oversized load struck the steel truss. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) awarded Atkinson the contract for the emergency replacement project.

The I-5 Skagit River Bridge Emergency Replacement contract was limited to “pre-approved” contractors. Due to Atkinson’s previous success on WSDOT projects, the company was one of three pre-approved emergency contractors eligible to construct the replacement bridge.

Atkinson removed the debris from the Skagit River, repaired damage to the remaining bridge spans, and installed a temporary replacement. The temporary replacement section for the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River carries two lanes in each direction. The team installed two 160-foot Acrow structural steel Bailey bridge spans. The connection was paved, striped, and equipped with new reduced speed limit signs. 

Atkinson completed the bridge replacement in just 30 days.