Sammamish River Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

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: Design on the project has been completed. Public meetings and open houses have been held.
  • Summer 2018: Design permits submitted.
  • Winter 2018: Environmental permitting issued.

Construction is scheduled to begin in October 2019.


The City has received the following grants for the design and construction of this project:

  • $1,175,000 Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grant
  • $1,080,300 State Recreation and Conservation Office's Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) trails grant

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 divide or break into layers

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