Edgewater Bridge Replacement
The Edgewater Bridge Replacement Project will begin construction in spring 2023 after the City of Everett revised the project’s schedule. Read on...
UPDATED PROJECT SCHEDULE SETS CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN IN 2023
The Edgewater Bridge Replacement Project will begin construction in spring 2023 after the City of Everett revised the project’s schedule. Construction on the project was originally planned to begin in June of 2022. This new timeline will allow the project to complete the environmental review process, which has taken longer than expected, and will help to mitigate supply chain issues regarding material availability.
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 project’s design is complete, and the City expects to advertise for bids in the fourth quarter of 2022. The project’s design team incorporated community input into the bridge’s railings, light poles, and gateway design elements. See the Design & Aesthetics section below for bridge renderings.
Watch the recording of the Sept. 2, 2021 virtual community meeting to learn more about the project.
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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 have completed a seismic retrofit of 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
The new bridge will have the same number of travel lanes as the current bridge, plus bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks. Community input informed the design’s choice of bridge railings, illumination and gateway elements at both ends of the bridge.
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
Rendering (above): Railing and lights (current as of summer 2021)
Rendering (above): Bridge gateway (current as of summer 2021)
We expect to close the bridge for approximately 12 months starting in June 2023, after school is out.
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 have more refined schedule information after we select a contractor in early 2023.
- Late spring and summer 2020: Bridge design public outreach
- 2020-2021: Bridge design; sewer pump station and forcemain pipe planning and design
- 2021-2022: Edgewater Park public outreach and design
- 2022: Earthwork construction for sewer pipeline
- Late 2022: Bridge construction bidding
- Spring 2023 – summer 2024: Bridge construction; west end of Edgewater Park closed for bridge construction
- June 2023 – Summer 2024 (est.): Edgewater Bridge closure and detours in place
- Summer/Fall 2024 (est.): Edgewater Bridge construction complete
Gael Fisk, PE
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