Sauk-Suiattle Tribe praises opening of replacement bridge
The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington has been cut off from its land in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest for nearly seven years.

A flood wiped out the 1950s-era Boundary Bridge in October 2003. Another flood in 2006 caused further damage along the Suiattle River.

The federal government spent $1.1 million on a bigger bridge that should withstand future floods. Tribal members are now able to get to their ancestral lands.

“Now I can visit my childhood home," Chairwoman Janice Mabee said at a dedication ceremony, The Everett Herald reported.

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Bridge that provides access to Sauk-Suiattle tribal lands reopens (The Everett Herald 6/18)