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, reopened Nov. 8 after it was replaced. 

The bridge, which is located along 8th Avenue East about a 1/2 mile south of 260th Street East, closed July 17 for the work. 

The two-lane bridge, which is located near Spanaway and the southeast area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was replaced with a 100-foot single span prestressed 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.

​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 hosted the Pre-construction Meeting
July 17, 2017:  Pierce County issued the Notice to Proceed
July 17, 2017: Bridge closed for replacement
Nov. 8, 2017: Bridge reopened following replacement
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.
Contractor
Phone: (253) 248-1091
Address:
4301 South Pine Street, Suite 628
Tacoma, WA 98409
Address:
5110 River Road East
Tacoma, WA 98443