Sammamish River Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

News & project updates


November 23, 2016
 

Take a look at the 90% design


The City presented the 90% design for the bridge at the Nov. 10 Parks Board meeting.  This was an opportunity for the public to view the updated design as it nears completion. 

See the presentation to the Parks Board and learn about the bridge

Existing pedestrian bridge

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Description


This project replaces the iconic pedestrian bridge over the Sammamish River at the Park at Bothell Landing. The project will construct a wider timber-truss bridge with a 12-foot wide deck that meets current structural and ADA standards. The flatter deck and approach grades will provide a fully accessible shared-use, non-motorized path for commuter as well as recreational bicyclists and pedestrians. The design effort will strive to maintain the historic arched look of the City’s iconic bridge. The project will strengthen and enhance Bothell’s network of bike and pedestrian facilities and align with the Park Master Plan.

Schedule


  • September 2015 - 2016: Design and environmental permitting, public meetings will be scheduled as the design process progresses.
  • 2017: Construction pending grant award.

Funding


This project is included in the City’s Capital Facilities Plan (Project #P24). The Project has received federal funding through the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program for preliminary engineering design. We are pursuing grant funding for the construction phase (2017).

Why replace the bridge now?


We need to replace this bridge for several reasons:
  • Pests are invading the timbers at the abutments
  • The bridge is nearing the end of its structural life
  • The desk members are showing signs of decay
  • The timber wood members are starting to delaminate