Crime

White River bridge to open by Friday

Drivers should be able to use the state Route 410 White River bridge for Friday’s morning commute.

The state closed the span between Enumclaw and Buckley on Saturday, after crews found damage to it during an inspection. Engineers think a too-tall load recently hit the bridge in the westbound lanes, denting a horizontal beam.

Emergency repairs should be finished by 5 a.m. Friday, the state Department of Transportation said Monday.

Detours around the bridge add significant commute time.

The cost of repairs will be about $1.5 million.

Anyone who saw a load hit the bridge is asked to call the Washington State Patrol at 425-401-7788.

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