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Photo of Fish Hatchery Road Bridge.
Fish Hatchery Road Bridge. Photo taken May 2020.

Photo of Fish Hatchery Road Bridge.
Fish Hatchery Road Bridge. Photo taken May 2020.

Project location

Fish Hatchery Road Bridge No. 61B is a King County-owned and maintained short span bridge located in Fall City on SE Fish Hatchery Road, near State Route 202 (SE Fall City – Snoqualmie Road). The bridge spans an unnamed outlet stream that feeds into the Snoqualmie River.

Project overview

The 20-foot-long, timber-supported Fish Hatchery Road Bridge was originally built in 1950. King County has repaired the bridge several times, and permanently closed it to vehicle traffic in 2018 due to severe flood damage. Significant sections of the structure and approach now must be rebuilt and stabilized to safely reopen the bridge to the public.

This project repairs the damaged sections of the bridge, and rebuilds the east approach roadway, which will help protect the structure from future flood damage. The project also will restore the eroded streambed and riverbank with gravel, large rock and native plantings.

Why King County is repairing this bridge

This project will help keep Fish Hatchery Road open and in good repair for years to come. The lower Snoqualmie River basin is prone to flooding. Residents and travelers rely on secondary roads and bridges like this one when other routes are closed due to water over the roadway.

Project schedule

Construction is anticipated to start in 2021 and will last about three weeks.

Project budget

The estimated total project budget is $700,000. This project is funded through the King County Flood Control District and Road Services Division Operating Budget.

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Broch Bender, Roads Communications Manager
Desk 206-263-1189


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Frequently asked questions

During construction the bridge will be closed to all traffic and pedestrian access due to safety issues within an active construction site.
Work in the Snoqualmie River may require warnings to boaters and summer rafters.
The public boat launch (Plum Boat Launch) located at 7122 SE Fish Hatchery Rd, Fall City, WA 98024 will remain open during construction.
The project’s typical average daily traffic prior to the road closure was 100 vehicles per day. No increase in typical vehicular trips per day is anticipated when the project is complete.
No, this bridge will not be load-restricted when it reopens.

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