Judd Creek Bridge No. 3184 repair project
Monday, April 26, 2021
Judd Creek Bridge is now OPEN! Two days early!
Judd Creek Bridge was built in 1951 to carry Vashon Highway SW traffic over the creek that leads to Quartermaster Harbor, just south of SW Quartermaster Drive. Growing traffic volumes and heavier vehicles have severely strained a portion of this 70-year-old bridge.
During the 21-day closure, contractor crews replaced:
- deteriorating concrete that supported the bridge
- worn-out bearings under the bridge
- an expansion joint that allows the bridge to bend and flex with weather changes and heavy truck traffic.
Frequently asked questions
King County inspectors routinely inspect all roadway bridges, including this one, per federal requirements. While the bridge on the whole is in very good condition, this north section of the bridge does require repair due to the deterioration of the concrete beam, bearings and expansion joint. The deterioration is partially due to the age of the bridge, combined with the growing traffic volumes and heavy truck traffic.