A major bridge replacement project planned by the city of Issaquah is at NW Dogwood Street on Issaquah Creek.
Scheduling of this project has been contingent on obtaining Federal bridge replacement funds, which have recently been granted in the amount of $2,254,400.
The bridge has long been on the city's list of bridges to replace in the 100-year floodplain.
Altogether, 70 city and county projects across the state will receive a portion of $130 million in federal funds to repair or replace aging bridges.
The Washington State Department of Transportation selected projects that will replace, remove and/or repair aging, obsolete and structurally deficient bridges. The funding comes from the Federal Highway Fund.
“Some of these bridges are beyond the point of repair and need to be replaced,” said Kathleen Davis, director of Highways & Local Programs with WSDOT.
The grant is one of 70 statewide grants from the Federal, awarded by the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Bridge Replacement Advisory Committee.
The committee is comprised of bridge and engineering professionals, with three members each from Washington cities and counties.
The committee’s primary objective is to enhance traveler safety through replacement and rehabilitation of old, worn-out bridges owned by cities and counties.