Wash. on tight deadline to replace bridge
May 29, 2013 | 04:52 PM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES The state of Washington has given itself a relatively tight four-month target to install a permanent replacement for the collapsed Skagit River bridge as potential steel suppliers make quick estimates of the volume of steel that might be required.
Gov. Jay Inslee has told state engineers he wants a "permanent fix" by the fall for the vital Interstate 5 bridge, which connects Seattle with Vancouver, British Columbia, a spokesman for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said this week.
"Thats the challenge weve been given," said Harvey Coffman, the states bridge preservation engineer. ....
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