Public Works

West Cashmere Bridge Replacement (CRP 693)

West Cashmere Bridge Replacement (CRP 693)


POSTED MARCH 23, 2020: Motorists may see a crew working at the West Cashmere Bridge this week as they put up bird netting under the bridge. The work is not expected to impact traffic and should be completed this week. The bird netting will prevent migratory birds from building nests under the bridge, which will be demolished later this spring.

Public works has cancelled an open house on the project that was planned for March 24. The cancellation is in response to the Chelan-Douglas Health District's advice on ways to help reduce the spread and effects of the COVID-19. We plan to work on a virtual open house and will post that website when it is available.

Watch this page for future updates as construction gets underway.


Construction News:

Press Release: County Awards $19.3 million Contract to build new Cashmere Bridge

Letter to Local River Rafting and Kayaking Companies (March 4, 2020)


Project Description:

The West Cashmere Bridge is a 91-year-old, fracture-critical bridge, both functionally obsolete and structurally deficient, with a sufficiency rating of 25.18. It is currently posted for both weight and height restrictions. The new structure is proposed to be constructed in approximately the same location as the existing bridge. The proposed bridge is estimated to be 44 feet wide and 1,000 feet long. In February 2020, a $19.3 million contract was awarded to SB Structures of Seattle for the construction of the new West Cashmere Bridge.

In 2012, through these fracture-critical inspections, it was estimated that within 10 years there would be a substantial decrease in the bridge’s load-carrying capacity – due to the progressive deterioration of the structural elements – unless major rehabilitation of the bridge’s structural components are performed.

The Chelan-Douglas Transportation Council has considered the West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project to be of regional significance and is one of the top three priority projects within Chelan and Douglas counties.


Estimated Schedule:



Begin Design

June 2015

Environmental process

April 2016

Right-of-way process

October 2016

Planned Public Involvement (Website, Handouts & Meetings)

January 2020

60% Design and Estimate

May 2017


December 2019

Bid Opening

January 2020

First Working Day

Spring 2020

Number of Working Days


Physical Completion

November 2021




The West Cashmere Bridge Replacement Project is being paid for with a variety of federal, state, local and private funding.

Project Total




Bridge Replacement Advisory Council


Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board


Rural Arterial Program


Legislative Discretionary (WSDOT)


Statewide Transportation Block Grant Program


Highway Improvement Program


Private (Crunch Pak)


WSDOT (NC Region)


Chelan County





Posted: 07/28/2015 11:57 AM
Last Updated: 03/23/2020 08:57 AM

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