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West Cashmere Bridge Replacement (CRP 693)

West Cashmere Bridge Replacement (CRP 693)

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

UPDATED MAY 17, 2022: On Wednesday, May 18, there will be a single-lane, westbound lane closure on Highway 2 near the Hay Canyon Road intersection. The single-lane closure will be nightly from 7:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through the morning of Friday, May 20. The traffic measures are necessary so the contractor on the new West Cashmere Bridge project can pave the new public transit pickup and drop-off area. The contractor also will be removing deck formwork from under the new bridge and over the highway. Minor traffic impacts are expected, depending on the overnight traffic.

Goodwin Road is closed; it is open only to local traffic, including residents, businesses and their customers or vendors, and services such as delivery and postal services.

Recreationists on the Wenatchee River are advised that the wooden work trestle that is in the water near the site of the new bridge will not be removed until mid-July, when the in-water work window opens. This season, river recreationists will no longer have to follow a marked path when passing under the work trestle. The construction warning sign on the shore upstream of the bridge will remain until the project is completed.

 

Construction News

New! Community Update handout

November 2021 drone video of the new structure

November 2021 Presentation to Cashmere Chamber

Crunch Pak contributes $150,000 to West Cashmere Bridge project

 

Project Description

The West Cashmere Bridge is a 91-year-old, fracture-critical bridge, both functionally obsolete and structurally deficient, with a sufficiency rating of 25.18. It is currently posted for both weight and height restrictions. The new structure will be built in approximately the same location as the existing bridge. The new bridge will be 44 feet wide and 1,000 feet long. In February 2020, a $19.3 million contract was awarded to SB Structures of Seattle for the construction of the new West Cashmere Bridge.

In 2012, through these fracture-critical inspections, it was estimated that within 10 years there would be a substantial decrease in the bridge’s load-carrying capacity – due to the progressive deterioration of the structural elements – unless major rehabilitation of the bridge’s structural components are performed. The County coordinated with stakeholders to complete a planning-level study analyzing the access points into Cashmere, identifying their related freight routes and evaluating the old bridge to develop a scope of the type, size and location for its replacement.

The Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council has considered the West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project to be of regional significance and is one of the top three priority projects within Chelan and Douglas counties.

 

Estimated Construction Schedule

For an update on what was accomplished in 2021 and what's to come in 2022, read a short presentation given Nov. 15 to the Cashmere Chamber of Commerce.

 

Recently Completed:

Frontage roads have been paved.

Ongoing:

Paving in the project area, including the roundabout, continues.

Lighting will be installed on the bridge.

Upcoming: 

Concrete barriers (the sides of the bridge tied to the bridge deck) will be poured by end of May.

Pedestrian railings and throw fencing will be installed in early June.

Signage will be installed in mid-June.

 

 

Funding

The West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project is being paid for with a variety of federal, state, local and private funding.

Project Total

$25,500,000

AWARDED

 

Bridge Replacement Advisory Council

$12,000,000

Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board

$3,000,000

Rural Arterial Program

$2,500,000

Legislative Discretionary (WSDOT)

$2,000,000

Statewide Transportation Block Grant Program

$2,450,037

Highway Improvement Program

$149,963

Private (Crunch Pak)

$150,000

WSDOT (NC Region)

$270,650

Chelan County

$2,979,350

 

 

 

Posted: 07/28/2015 11:57 AM
Last Updated: 05/17/2022 01:16 PM

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