EDGEWATER BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT UPDATE
Join our live webinar Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.
Do you cross the Edgewater Bridge on W Mukilteo Blvd? Live nearby? Join our live webinar Tuesday, 6 – 7 p.m. to learn about the plan to replace the bridge and ask questions of the project team. You can find the Zoom webinar link on the City’s project website.
Can’t make the webinar? Our project update site has the latest project schedule, information about detour routes, and invites you to give your opinion on bridge aesthetic options. Visit before the site closes August 30: https://edgewater.participate.online.
Why are we replacing the bridge?
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 City of Everett is planning to replace the 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.
More information about the project is available at everettwa.gov/edgewater.