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Grand Avenue Park Bridge Project Updates

Posted on: November 19, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Grand Avenue Park Bridge November 2018 Construction Update

Elevator machine and installation 1


  • Per the terms of the contract, the contractor requested and received approval for suspension of the contract working days for critical path work associated with the steel bridge truss.
  • Reviews and approvals of bridge steel truss shop drawings.
  • Construction fencing adjusted at the west tower to accommodate additional parking and a turnaround for the parking lot.

In Process

  • Award of the Phase 2 construction contract. This package is for installation of the pipelines in West Marine View Drive, from the bridge to 14th Street.
  • Reviews and approvals of west tower stairs, bridge lighting and mock-up of the guard rail.
  • The majority of the steel truss and transition ramp has been manufactured and assembled for determination of acceptance at the mill in Vancouver, Washington. WSDOT is inspecting this process.
  • Installation of the elevator by the elevator company.
  • Frontier to provide a crossing of West Marine View Drive for elevator communication. This work will involve lane closures.


  • The Phase 2 contract will begin with meetings, submittals and acquisition of materials. This work will involve lane closures on the west side of West Marine View Drive.
  • Installation of power to the west tower for the lights, elevator and associated equipment.
  • Completion of roofing for the tower (dependent on elevator installation timing and is weather dependent).
  • Erection of the bridge is anticipated in Spring 2019.

Visit the Grand Avenue Park Bridge project webpage to view the latest images of project progress. 

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