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. This new timeline will allow the project to complete the environmental review process, which has taken longer than expected, and help avoid supply chain issues associated with some key materials.
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.
Learn more about the project at everettwa.gov/edgewater.