US 12 - Wildcat Creek Bridge - Replace Bridge - Complete October 2018

Project news

  • Construction to replace the Wildcat Creek Bridge was complete in October of 2018.

Project description

WSDOT replaced the existing 150-foot Wildcat Creek Bridge along US 12, east of White Pass. 

Why did WSDOT replace the Wildcat Creek Bridge?

The existing bridge showed signs of deterioration due to normal wear and tear.

Stakeholder and specialty groups

  • Local businesses
  • Local cabin association
  • Trucking association
  • Environmental regulatory agencies
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Yakima County

The end result

The new bridge replaced the existing structure, preserving the structural and functional integrity of this section of US 12.

Needs & benefits

A new bridge provides reliable transportation on US 12 over White Pass.


July 2018: Pre-construction site preparation
September 2018: Construction with detour route
October 2018: Project complete


This $12 million project was funded through the 2015 Connecting Washington Transportation Funding Package.


Scott Golbek
Project Engineer

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Wildcat Creek Bridge
Wildcat Creek Bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2018.