Edgewater Bridge Replacement
PROJECT DESIGN REACHES MILESTONE WITH RELEASE OF TS&L REPORT
The Edgewater Bridge Replacement Project reached a milestone this winter when the project team finalized the project's Type, Size and Location (TS&L) report. This report captures foundational decisions about the bridge's scale, size and design. Now the team can focus on refining design and working toward the 30 and 60 percent design milestones.
The project team will reach out to project neighbors, stakeholders and other interested parties again this spring or summer when the project design reaches 60 percent design. The project remains on schedule to begin construction in early 2022.
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Questions about the project
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.
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The project team held a webinar on August 25, 2020, to give an overview of the project and take questions. You can view maps of the general detour route and school detour route when the bridge will be closed during construction.
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The Edgewater Bridge spans W Mukilteo Blvd. between Mukilteo Ln/LaMar Dr and Shore Ave.
We are replacing this bridge and the Maple Heights 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.
Read our fact sheet to learn more about the Edgewater Bridge project.
The project has estimated budget of $22 million:
- $12 million federal bridge program grant funding
- $5.5 million City of Everett bond
- $4.5 million City transportation funds
We have narrowed our design options down to three alternatives based on cost, constructability and future maintenance. We will continue to refine these alternatives and select a preferred alternative for 30 percent design and permitting. Aesthetics will be based on structural regulation, overall aesthetics as a gateway to entering or leaving the cities of Everett and Mukilteo, as well as practicality, maintenance, cost and outreach findings.
New bridge features will include:
- Built to modern seismic safety standards
- 12-foot travel lanes in each direction
- 6.5-foot sidewalks on each side of the bridge
- 5-foot bike lanes on each side between the sidewalk and the road
We expect to close the bridge for approximately 9 months starting in mid-2022, after school is out in June, until construction is complete.
We are replacing the bridge in conjunction with two other nearby projects. Before bridge construction begins, we will relocate and upgrade various existing sewer utilities. 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 through late spring 2023, bridge closure from mid-2022 through early spring 2023 and Edgewater Park closure for the duration
- Edgewater Park construction: summer 2023 - fall 2023
Gael Fisk, PE
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