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Edgewater Bridge project updates

Posted on: August 17, 2020

Edgewater Bridge Replacement project update August 17, 2020

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EDGEWATER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT UPDATE  

Visit our project update website and take our survey Aug 17 – 30!  

Visit the site to learn about the proposed bridge design alternatives, what you can expect from bridge detours when the bridge closes in June 2022, and share your thoughts on bridge aesthetic options. 

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Have questions? Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6 – 7 p.m. for a live webinar and Q&A to ask questions of the project team. Visit our website for Zoom information.  

Why are we replacing the bridge?

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 City of Everett is planning to replace the bridge as part of our earthquake hazard mitigation efforts. 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. 

Building a new bridge is a long-term investment in our transportation system, providing for the safety of everyone walking, driving or using a wheelchair, stroller or bike on W Mukilteo Blvd. 

More information is available at everettwa.gov/edgewater.

 

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