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Edgewater Bridge project updates

Posted on: September 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Edgewater Bridge Replacement Project Update Sept. 10, 2021

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EDGEWATER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT UPDATE

The Edgewater Bridge Replacement Project is nearing the completion of design, with construction scheduled to begin next year. The City of Everett has launched an online open house that will be available until Sept. 13. Visit the open house to learn about how public input has informed the bridge’s design, the project timeline and what neighbors can expect when construction and detours begin next year.

Visit the online open house between Aug. 30 – Sept. 13: edgewater.participate.online

The City of Everett held a virtual community meeting about the project on Sept. 2. Watch the meeting recording here.

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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