SR 542 - Hedrick Creek - Fish Barrier - Complete January 2019


In 2017 and 2019 WSDOT contractor crews from Strider Construction built a new bridge for SR 542/Mount Baker Highway travelers and removed a culvert, that was a barrier to fish, through Hedrick Creek.

The End Result

This project opened up more than 3,000 additional feet of salmon and steelhead habitat, provides an under crossing for larger wildlife and helps WSDOT comply with a U.S. District Court ruling to improve fish barriers.


Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)

  • Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $6,986
  • Total - $6,986


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August work on Hedrick Creek project

Crews used six 200-foot girders to build the new SR 542 bridge over Hedrick Creek. See all project photos.