Edgewater Bridge Replacement
The Edgewater Bridge carries W. Mukilteo Blvd. across Edgewater Creek at the western limits of Everett. The road is an important arterial for the Boulevard Bluffs neighborhood, and the bridge is used daily by nearby residents, transit, ferry traffic, school buses and emergency responders.
The current bridge was built in 1946 and is at the end of its useful life. While safe for daily use, it is functionally obsolete, structurally deficient and currently operates under load restrictions. It is also seismically vulnerable – if two of the three bridges along W. Mukilteo Blvd. were lost in a major earthquake, nearby neighborhoods could be isolated.
We are focusing on this bridge and the Maple Heights Bridge as part of our earthquake hazard mitigation efforts. Building a new bridge is a long-term investment in our transportation system, providing for the safety of everyone walking, using a wheelchair, pushing a stroller, biking and driving on W. Mukilteo Blvd.
Read our fact sheet to learn more about the Edgewater Bridge project.
Estimated budget of $22 million:
- $12 million Federal Bride program grant funding
- $5.5 million City of Everett Bond
- $4.5 million City transportation funds
We are replacing the bridge in conjunction with two other nearby projects. Before bridge construction begins, we will relocate various existing sewer utilities that interfere with the new bridge. This includes building a new sewer pump station and forcemain pipe along Shore Ave. During sewer and bridge construction, we will use part of Edgewater Park for construction staging, resulting in a partial or full park closure. Once bridge construction is complete, we will complete upgrades at Edgewater Park.
Our timeline is as follows. We will determine more detailed construction timing at a later date.*
- Bridge design public outreach: late spring and summer 2020
- Bridge design: 2020-2021
- Sewer pump station and forcemain relocation planning, design and construction*: 2020-2021
- Edgewater Park public outreach and design*: 2021
- Bridge construction bidding: Late fall 2021 – early winter 2022
- Bridge construction: early 2022 – mid- to late- 2023, bridge closure from mid-2022 through early-2023 and Edgewater Park closure for the duration
- Edgewater Park construction: summer 2023 - fall 2023
* Design considerations will impact the construction window
Gael Fisk, PE
For more information about the Sewer Utilities Relocation contact Dave Voigt, PE at 425-257-8983, or visit the project webpage.
For more information about the Edgewater Park Update Project, please contact Bob Leonard at 425-257-8335 or visit the City of Everett Parks Projects page.
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