The two-lane bridge, which is located near Spanaway and the southeast area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord along 8th Avenue East about a 1/2 mile south of 260th Street East over the North Fork of Muck Creek, closed July 17 for the work and was reopened November 8 after it was replaced with a 100-foot single span pre-stressed concrete girder structure. The approaches to the bridge were reconstructed.
About the Project
This project provided 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.
The former bridge, which was built in 1959, was a creosote-treated timber stringer bridge with precast concrete deck panels. It was not designed to accommodate modern vehicle loads and volumes. Maintenance needs continued to increase as the bridge aged.
The contractor for the project was Active Construction, Inc. The construction cost was approximately $1,419,000. The project was funded with $1,135,200 in Federal Highway Bridge Program (HBP) Replacement Funds and $283,800 in County Road Funds.