Skykomish River Bridge
Repairs completed on Skykomish River Bridge October 17
King County Road Services made repairs to the Skykomish River Bridge this summer and fall. The bridge, built in 1957, spans the South Fork Skykomish River on NE Old Cascade Highway near the Miller River community. The county removed and replaced the top inch and a half of concrete from the bridge deck, repaired and upgraded the rails, and removed lead paint from the steel structure and repainted it.
The work began July 20 and was completed on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Because the bridge provides sole access to the Miller River community, the county worked on one side of the bridge at a time and kept the other half open during construction.
The budget for this repair work was $1.6 million. It was 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.)