- Crews will return at a later date to continue efforts to rebuild and replace internal mechanics of the bridge's draw span. WSDOT will announce in advance when the work resumes.
- Drivers are strongly advised to sign up to receive automated messages for the most accurate bridge information.
Why is WSDOT
replacing the bridges' internal mechanics that are responsible for opening and closing drawspan?
The existing lower and upper gear boxes are worn and near the end of their lifespan. Beginning the spring of 2017, contractor crews will replace the Hood Canal Bridge's gear boxes, hydraulic hoses and adjust and align the guide rollers that are responsible for operating the drawspan for marine traffic.
During the work, the bridge will need to close to all vehicular traffic over a series of nights. Closure information will be available on this web page and the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Updates web page.
Federal law requires the Hood Canal Bridge, and other movable bridges along navigable waterways, to give marine traffic the right-of-way over vehicular traffic.
The End Result
New gear boxes and other internal mechanical parts will allow WSDOT to maintain the functionality of the bridge drawspan and minimize unscheduled impacts to motorists and marine traffic.
Access - With no convenient alternate routes between Kitsap and Jefferson counties, repairing the bridge preserves an important lifeline for residents and businesses.
What is the project timeline?
- Oct. 2016 - Project awarded to Northbank Civil and Marine, Inc.
- Spring 2017 - construction begins
- Fall 2017 - construction complete
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Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
How can I get more information?
Claudia Bingham Baker
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