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James Street Bridge Replacement

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Project Overview ER-0009

James Street Bridge Replacement  Pre-constructionThis project will replace two failing wooden bridges with a single-span bridge, sufficient to accommodate the future re-routing of Squalicum Creek. The street will be widened to include bicycle lanes, sidewalk on the east side, a center turn lane and street lighting. The project also includes a one-way paved parking area for Sunset Pond Park.

Status - January 2015

Accomplishments:  Bridge approach slabs have been poured and all underground utilities completed, including the new 20-inch diameter water main hung from the new bridge deck.

Next Milestones: Curb and gutter installation begins in February with sidewalk, pedestrian railings and paving to follow. Opening of James Street is anticipated in early March 2015.

Affected Neighborhoods

Mt. Baker
King Mountain

Project Manager

Craig Mueller. P.E.
Project Engineer
Phone: (360) 778-7900
Email Public Works

Project Details

Squalicum Corridor Open House May 6, 2014 presentation (PDF)
Squalicum Corridor projects Open House

Construction Photographs

Road Closed Before construction Mobilization starts Clearing Parking Lot Grading Street Grading Pavement Bridge before demolition Removing the old bridge Bridge Removal Protecting Sewer Pipe Foundation Rebar Bridge removal Bridge removal Pipe support Catch Basin Manhole Concrete form Existing water and sewer mains Bridge deck reinforcing materials Infiltration trench Stripping wall forms New bridge abutment Trench dewatering Backfilling completed Girder placement End of girder Bridge Deck girders Bridge deck Curb and gutter approach approach approach approach stormwater planter Sunset Pond Parking Lot Paving Paving Paving Paving

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