Sammamish River Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

News & project updates

March 5, 2018

The environmental permits are being reviewed by the City's planning department. Notice of Application signs were posted on January 29, 2018. 

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

Existing pedestrian bridge



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 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.


  • To Date: The project is at the 90% design phase. Public meetings and open houses have been held.
  • Summer 2018: Design permits submitted.
  • Winter 2018: Environmental permitting issued.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019 pending 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.

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