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Originally published Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:16 PM

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Structural damage closes Ferndale bridge

An accident that caused structural damage to a bridge over the Nooksack River at Ferndale will take weeks to repair.

The Associated Press

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FERNDALE, Wash. —

An accident that caused structural damage to a bridge over the Nooksack River at Ferndale will take weeks to repair.

Whatcom County Public Works Director Frank Abart told The Bellingham Herald ( http://is.gd/DSvG67) a truck pulling an oversize excavator hit five overhead beams.

The bridge is the primary route for hundreds of workers at the BP Cherry Point and Phillips 66 refineries and the Alcoa Intalco Works Aluminum Smelter. It's also used to reach Lummi Reservation lands and the Silver Reef Casino. Traffic is detoured.

It was the second accident in the region Saturday that damaged a bridge. An SUV bent steel beams on both sides of the northbound Highway 529 bridge over the Snohomish River between Everett and Marysville. State Transportation Department spokeswoman Jamie Holter says it should reopen Tuesday.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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