UPDATE: November 12, 2015

Bridge closure underway for Washington Way:
  • Bridge opening is anticipated for the week of December 1, 2015.
  • Bridge structure is complete.
  • Bridge rail, fascia and abutment wall painting is scheduled to be completed the week of November 16, 2015.
  • Concrete pours to finish the roadway between the bridge and Nichols Blvd. is continuing, with pours scheduled for the next two weeks pending weather conditions.
  • Traffic signal detection loops will be installed as the concrete roadway work is finished.
  • Landscaping around the bridge and abutment walls is scheduled for the week of November 16, 2015.
  • Roadway and bridge lights are schedule to be installed the week of November 16, 2015.
  • Roadway striping is scheduled for the week of November 23, 2015 pending weather conditions.
Information about the Washington Way Bridge project can be viewed on the City’s website at www.mylongview.com, and construction updates will be posted regularly on Facebook.

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: 11/12/2015 5:13:19 PM