It’s an interstate highway bridge. I don’t know what the state was thinking by not replacing what is an obviously inadequate bridge.
The state is way, way more worried about the Christine Gregoire Memorial Tunnel project in downtown Seattle.
Skagit County is a reddish county, the only one in Western Washington, with an economy fueled by hard-working farmers and small businesses.
If it’s an Interstate Bridge, then it isn’t a State highway.
It’s Obama’s fault.
I think that you have to look at the meanings of the terms they are using. “Structurally deficient” and “obsolete” don’t mean they are dangerous to use and at imminent threat of collapse. It basically means they are old and should be replaced by more modern bridges. I read somewhere that the bridge got a C- grade.