Fish Hatchery Road Bridge No. 61B Repairs
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.
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.
Construction is anticipated to start in 2021 and will last about three weeks.
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.
Frequently asked questions
- The capital project web page for this project.