Bridge #28183-A on 8th Avenue East (CRP 5734)

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What's Happening

The bridge, which is located over the North Fork of Muck Creek, will close for about four months starting July 17 while it is replaced with a single span prestressed concrete girder structure. It is expected to reopen in late November.

The 32-foot-long, two-lane bridge is located along 8th Avenue East about a 1/2 mile south of 260th Street East. It is near Spanaway and the southeast area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

When the work begins, the contractor, Active Construction, Inc., will be on site performing the following work:

  • Installing erosion control measures
  • Performing fish exclusion and diverting the creek
  • Demolishing the existing bridge

Detour route

This project includes a 90 calendar day closure of 8th Avenue East while the bridge is demolished and rebuilt. A detour will guide local traffic around the bridge site.

Northbound traffic will be routed west at 288th Street East, then north onto 8th Avenue South, and east at Rice Kandle Road South to return to 8th Avenue East.

Southbound traffic will be routed west at Rice Kandle Road South, then south onto 8th Avenue South, and east at 288th Street South to return to 8th Avenue East.
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About the Project

This project provides improvements to the 8th Avenue East Bridge No. 28183-A (CRP 5734) at its crossing of North Fork Muck Creek by removing the existing bridge and rebuilding the bridge and approach roadways.

​Project Timeline

May 12, 2017:  Bid Opening held
June 05, 2017:  Pierce County awarded the contract to Active Construction, Inc.
July 13, 2017:  Pierce County to host the Pre-construction Meeting
July 2017:  Anticipated Notice to Proceed
Fall 2017:  Anticipated Substantial Completion
Spring 2018: Anticipated Physical Completion
Contact Us
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Henry Gertje, P.E.
Construction Supervisor
Phone: (253) 798-6826
Active Construction, Inc.
Phone: (253) 248-1091
4301 South Pine Street, Suite 628
Tacoma, WA 98409
5110 River Road East
Tacoma, WA 98443