Public Works

West Cashmere Bridge Replacement (CRP 693)

West Cashmere Bridge Replacement (CRP 693)

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

POSTED APRIL 5, 2021: The project will create a few traffic impacts this week. On April 6, a utility provider will be removing an overhead phone line over Highway 2 in the area of Hay Canyon Road and the West Cashmere Bridge replacement project. The work will require lane closures in both the westbound and eastbound lanes. The work will be done between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Motorists are advised to expect minor traffic delays on Tuesday in the work area.

On April 8, the county’s contractor on the bridge project will be building a temporary widening on the westbound shoulder of Highway 2 near Hay Canyon Road. The work will be performed under a shoulder closure only; no lane closures will be in place. The work is necessary for an upcoming temporary lane reduction and traffic shifts that will be place in May when the contractor places the new bridge girders over the highway. Thursday’s work is not expected to impact traffic.

In May, 20 steel girders varying in length will be brought in via truck. The girders will be placed by cranes at night to avoid peak traffic times on Highway 2, and a temporary, two-lane bypass, called a shoo fly, will be utilized on the highway. Watch the Chelan County Public Works Facebook page for updates on traffic impacts.

The West Cashmere Bridge and Goodwin Road are closed. Goodwin Road is open to local traffic, which includes customers and vendors visiting the businesses on Goodwin Road.

 

Construction News

New: County reminds river recreationists to follow signage at construction site

Underwater noise monitoring

Updated: In-water work to begin July 15

Construction Update Video (May 29, 2020)

Virtual Open House

Press Release: County awards $19.3 million contract to build new Cashmere Bridge

Letter to Local River Rafting and Kayaking Companies (March 4, 2020)

 

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

The full construction schedule is available here. Please note this is an estimate. The schedule is subject to change and is provided as a general guide. The most recent version was updated March 29, 2021.

 

Recently Completed:

Removal of old thru-girder on south side (Goodwin Road) of the new bridge.

Ongoing:

Construction of fourth and final pier on south side of the new bridge.

Construction of roundabout at Hay Canyon Road.

Upcoming: 

Set bridge girders.

Construct bridge deck.

 

 

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: 04/05/2021 09:41 AM

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