Skykomish River Bridge
Repairs begin on Skykomish River Bridge July 20
King County Road Services will make repairs to the Skykomish River Bridge this summer and early fall. The bridge, built in 1957, spans the South Fork Skykomish River on NE Old Cascade Highway near the Miller River community. The county will remove and replace the top inch and a half of concrete from the bridge deck, repair and upgrade the rails, and remove lead paint from the steel structure and repaint it.
The work begins July 20 and is expected to last through October. It will take place on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Crews will work on one side of the bridge at a time and keep the other half open during construction. Motorists should expect delays as traffic will be directed through the work zone in alternating directions. Some weekend work may also be needed, but none is on the current schedule.
Because the bridge provides sole access to the Miller River community, the county will work on one side of the bridge at a time and keep the other half open during construction. Motorists should expect delays as traffic is directed through the work zone in alternating directions.
The budget for this repair work is $1.6 million. It’s being funded through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to improve transportation infrastructure in the area after a 2011 flood washed out the Miller River Bridge road approach and the washout was declared a federal emergency. (Learn more about the washout.)