EDGEWATER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT UPDATE
Join project team for a webinar Sept. 2 to learn about updated design and construction
The design of the Edgewater Bridge Replacement is nearing completion, with construction scheduled to begin next year. The City of Everett is hosting a virtual community meeting on Sept. 2 from 6 – 7 p.m. to share how public input has informed the bridge’s design and what neighbors can expect when construction and detours begin next year. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions of the project team.
RSVP for the Sept. 2 webinar (6 – 7 p.m.): https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vwZ0CTQ5ToK-RFlHKCeqpA
Visit the online open house between Aug. 30 – Sept. 13: edgewater.participate.online
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. The City completed a seismic retrofit of Maple Heights bridge, one of the other bridges along W Mukilteo Blvd, earlier this year.
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.