The drawbridge on southbound Highway 529, on the Everett side of the river delta, will be closed for several nights Sunday through Wednesday for inspection, according to the state Department of Transportation. The closures are scheduled for 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. The northbound side will remain open.
Drivers headed south through Marysville will be detoured by signs to I-5. Drivers still will be able to use Highway 529 to reach Smith and Spencer islands.
The 59-year-old drawbridge carries about 15,000 cars and trucks per day, said Kris Olsen, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.
The bridge will have to be open for long periods during the inspections, according to the transportation department.
The companion bridge on the northbound side, 85 years old, was closed for repairs from Dec. 1 to Dec. 4 after a 37-year-old Everett woman crashed her SUV into the bridge's support beams.
She was arrested for investigation of drunken driving, attempting to elude police, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
Bill Sheets: 425-339-3439; email@example.com.
More Local News Headlines
Everett firefighters drove drunken man nearly to Marysville, left him Mom cited for allegedly driving on I-5 while breast-feeding Your guide to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe Island County prosecutor recuses himself in jail-death case 3:30 p.m. Evergreen State Fair to make changes to compete with Puyallup Leave the selfie sticks at home, say Evergreen State Fair officials Firefighters battle to protect power structures around Newhalem Suspect flees over cliff; is rescued by Everett firefighters 4:43 p.m.
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.