I-5 Skagit River bridge named for WSP trooper

I-5 Skagit River bridge named for WSP trooper

Credit: KING

The Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Wash., was re-named the Trooper Sean. M. O'Connell Jr. Memorial Bridge, Dec. 6, 2013. Trooper O'Connell was killed in a collision while directing traffic during the bridge's closure in 2013.

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM

BURLINGTON, Wash.  -- The Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge was named after Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O'Connell in a ceremony Friday at Burlington.

O'Connell was killed while directing detoured traffic on May 31 when his motorcycle collided with a truck.

A section of the bridge collapsed in the river May 23 when it was hit by an oversize truck. Traffic was detoured for a month while a temporary span was erected.









 

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