In the summer of 2014, contractor crews working for WSDOT completed a project to protect the Taylor Creek Bridge near SR 18 and Norvydan Road in Maple Valley.
The creek's fast-moving water had begun washing away material from around the bridge' s foundation, a process known as scour.
Crews placed large boulders, an engineered log jam, rebuilt the creek slopes and planted vegetation to protect the bridge.
Left unchecked, bridge scour can cause a bridge to fail or even collapse. This project ensured the bridge remains structurally sound and safe for travelers.
| Protects Environment
Taylor Creek now features slower-moving water, engineered log jams and native vegetation which improves the wildlife habitat and creates a more fish-friendly environment in the creek.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT worked with nearby communities to coordinate construction work.
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