Skagit River


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Skag·it River

 (skăj′ĭt)
A river, about 240 km (150 mi) long, of southwest British Columbia, Canada, and northwest Washington flowing into Skagit Bay, an inlet of Puget Sound.
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5 miles of Coho spawning and rearing habitat in the upper Skagit River by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe.
The last verified records of Oregon Spotted Frogs in the Northern Puget Sound Region of Washington State were limited to 3 localities along the Skagit River recorded in the 1930s (McAllister and others 1993).
WSDOT was updating its information on bridge clearances when an oversize commercial truck struck the Skagit River Bridge on 1-5 in northwestern Washington State in 2013, damaging the upper bridge supports and causing the structure to collapse.
The Skagit River to the south descends from the mountains more gradually into a more expansive valley.
For those unfamiliar with these engineering terms, a bridge is considered fracture critical when it lacks redundant protections (an example is the Interstate 5 bridge that collapsed into Washington's Skagit River in May) and is at risk of collapse if a single, critical component fails.
With a temporary bridge in service over the Skagit River and Interstate 5 traffic back in business, the additional Amtrak Cascades passenger train service between Bellingham and Seattle will be discontinued, according to an annoucement.
AN Interstate 5 bridge collapsed into the Skagit River, dumping two vehicles and a trailer in the waters north of Mount Vernon.
Last week's collapse of the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River north of Seattle is a case in point.
On Thursday, a truck hit a bridge and triggered the partial collapse of the structure in Washington state, sending two cars plunging into the frigid Skagit River and raising concerns about the country's aging infrastructure.
Washington, Rajab 15, 1434, May 25, 2013, SPA - A truck hauling an oversized load struck an overhead bridge girder on a major interstate between Seattle, Washington, and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below, authorities said Friday.
All three people who fell into the Skagit River in northwestern Washington state escaped with only minor injuries.
As his pick-up truck plunged into America's Skagit River, he said: "I saw the water coming and shouted 'hold on tight'.