Last Month, Snohomish County reached a milestone, moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the Governor’s Safe Start reopening plan. While likely very different than years past, we hope that you were able to enjoy the celebrations of the Fourth of July. We still have a ways to go before larger gatherings are permitted. Due to the current public health situation, no grand opening event for the bridge is planned for now. Instead, a “soft” opening of the bridge will take place once construction is complete; the bridge will be opened for community use and enjoyment. A more formal celebration will take place at a later date.
We anticipate the bridge opening for public use this summer. It still remains possible that the project could be delayed by unpredictable COVID-related factors. We appreciate your interest in the project and the bridge, and it remains important not to enter the construction worksite.
Below is a summary and photos of progress made in the latter part of June and early July:
- Guardrail work was completed, including on the stairs that wrap around the elevator tower.
- Installation, programming, and adjustments to the multiple lighting systems and transition to City staff is in progress.
- Elevator pre-inspection was completed, and a punchlist (list of items to finish) is currently being worked on.
- Paving and striping of the parking lot around the elevator tower was completed.
- The irrigation system, special park railing, topsoil and plants are being installed right now.
- Over the next several weeks, the remaining handrail will be fabricated and installed on the guardrail.
- Punchlist items will be determined for final closeout of construction. Once these items are done, the contractor will remove the trailers and fencing separating the public from the bridge.
- If you witness vandalism in progress or people on the bridge, please call the police.
For more information, visit everettwa.gov/GAPB. View the latest project photos in the photo gallery.