UPDATE: November 19, 2015

Washington Way Bridge Opening

The City of Longview invites the public to celebrate completion of the Washington Way Bridge with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2nd at the intersection of Washington Way and Kessler Blvd. The City of Longview’s contractor, Carter & Company, Inc. has been working on demolition of the old bridge, ground stabilization, and construction of the new bridge since November of 2014. City crews and the contractor will work to open the bridge to traffic in the afternoon following the ceremony.

Bridge closure underway for Washington Way:

General Closure Information

The City received a federal grant to replace the Washington Way Bridge over Lake Sacajawea. The existing bridge is an 80 year old timber structure that requires yearly maintenance and repair. The new bridge will meet current design standards and improve safety. Public input, combined with analyses of future traffic, bicycle, and pedestrian needs, structural design limitations, aesthetics, and permit requirements were used to develop the preferred bridge design. View the Renderings: Bridge Rendering 1, Bridge Rendering 2.

The city awarded the construction contract to Carter and Company Inc. from Salem, Oregon in the amount of $4,823,612.97.

The contractor will start construction on November 17th, 2014. Project completion is scheduled for November of 2015.

During this time, Washington Way and the bridge will be closed to traffic and pedestrians between Nichols Blvd and Kessler Blvd.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use detour routes during the bridge construction. Detours will be set up along Nichols Blvd, 20th Ave, and Kessler Blvd., and pedestrians may cross the lake at the Hemlock foot bridge.

The Lake Sacajawea pathways under the bridge will also be closed during construction. Pedestrians will be routed to paths crossing Washington Way at Kessler Blvd and Nichols Blvd. 

Detour map.
Pedestrian Detour map.
Spanish Bridge Closure Map

The City will provide regular construction updates and photos on this web site and on Facebook.

For questions or additional project information contact:

Ivona Kininmonth, Project Manager
(360) 442-5208 

PO Box 128

Longview, WA 98632-7080

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Last updated: 11/30/2015 9:09:12 AM