Bridge replacement project gains ground in Port Angeles, Wash.
Two 8th Street bridges, the Tumwater Creek and Valley Creek bridges, were built more than 70 years ago and were in dire need of repairs. The bridges are two of the largest and longest wooden bridges remaining in Washington state.
To repair the bridges, the city partnered with Parsons Corp. to remove the existing structures and replace them with two new five-span girder bridges made of prestressed concrete. The new bridges will measure 34 ft. wide, curb to curb, with 12-ft. lanes, 5-ft. bike shoulders and 6.5-ft.-wide sidewalks on each side.
Additional work will include excavation, asphalt paving, storm drainage, water-main relocation, traffic control and related projects to construct the new bridges and enhance the surrounding area.
City officials selected Parsons Corp. for the project based upon a low price bid. The bridge project is slated for completion in late 2008.
“The project is progressing well, and we appreciate Parsons’ attention to detail and safety,” said Teresa Pierce, communications coordinator for the city of Port Angeles.
For more information about the worldwide construction capabilities of Parsons Corp., including design-build expertise, visit http://www.parsons.com/.