Edgewater Bridge Replacement
This project will replace the current Edgewater Bridge which was built in 1946 and is at the end of its useful life. The closure of Mukilteo Boulevard is necessary to replace the bridge and will last approximately 12 months. When the bridge closes, travelers will be detoured along SR 525, SR 526 and Glenwood Avenue/Merrill Creek Parkway. There will be no pedestrian access across the bridge during the closure.
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The Edgewater Bridge spans W Mukilteo Blvd. between Mukilteo Ln./LaMar Dr. and Shore Ave.
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 West Mukilteo Boulevard.
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
Watch the recording of the Sept. 2, 2021 virtual community meeting to learn more about the project.
Rendering (above): Railing and lights (current as of summer 2021)
Rendering (above): Bridge gateway (current as of summer 2021)
The Edgewater Bridge carries W Mukilteo Blvd. across Edgewater Creek and straddles the boundary between the cities of Everett and Mukilteo. 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 bridge replacement is necessary to provide future access and operations and reduce the potential for damage in an earthquake.
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 project has an estimated budget of $40.5 million:
- $25 million federal grant funding
- $10 million City of Everett bond
- $5.5 million City transportation funds
We expect to close the bridge for approximately 12 months starting spring 2024.
We are replacing the bridge in conjunction with two other nearby projects. Construction of a new sewer force main was completed in May 2023 and a new sewer pump station (Lift Station 15) will be built following the completion of the bridge replacement.
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 a contractor is selected.
- Fall 2023 : Bridge construction bidding
- Spring 2024 – summer 2025 (est.): Edgewater Bridge closure and detours in place
- Summer 2025 - Open to traffic
- Fall 2025 (est.): Edgewater Bridge construction complete
For questions about the Edgewater Bridge Replacement, contact
Dan Enrico, PE
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