I-5 Skagit River bridge named for WSP trooper




BURLINGTON — The Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is being 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.