Project Info

I-5 - Nisqually River Bridges - Bridge Painting - Complete April 2014

This project cleaned and painted the steel framework of both Nisqually River bridges on I-5 in Thurston county. The fresh coat of paint will help prevent future corrosion to the steel, preserve the bridges' structural integrity, and prolong the life of the bridges.

How you benefit

Improves safety
This project helps prevent future corrosion and preserves the bridges' structural integrity

Protects environment
All work to remove the existing paint and apply new paint was done under full containment to protect the environment.

Economic incentive
The Nisqually River Bridges over the Nisqually River serves as a vital Interstate 5 transportation connection for western Washington. This project will allow the bridges to continue to handle commuter and freight traffic in the future.


Contact us
Kim Mueller
WSDOT Project Engineer

Nisqually River Bridges on I-5 getting painted.
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Nisqually River Bridges re-painted
Newly re-painted I-5 Nisqually River Bridges.

Nisqually River Bridge during re-painting.
During the project, the old lead-based paint and rust was removed off of the steel structure before applying the new paint. During this process, containment measures, were put into place to keep construction material out of the environment.