Public Works

West Cashmere Bridge Replacement (CRP 693)

West Cashmere Bridge Replacement (CRP 693)

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

UPDATED OCT. 14, 2022: The week of Oct. 17 will bring some activity around the West Cashmere Bridge as the contractor finishes up final punchlist work. The contractor will be planting along the Wenatchee River and shooting seed and mulch Monday through Wednesday (Oct. 17-19). No impacts are expected to Highway 2.

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, single-lane closures on Highway 2 at Hay Canyon Road are necessary so a crew can install a crosswalk across the highway and place some shoulder rock along the edge of the pavement. Single-lane closures will be both eastbound and westbound. Motorists should lower their speed limits through the area and watch for signage directing traffic.

Then, on Oct. 24-25, a contractor will be onsite to place the last of the guardrail across the old south approach to the highway signal. Impacts will be to only eastbound traffic.

 

Construction News

New! Community Update handout

November 2021 drone video of the new structure

November 2021 Presentation to Cashmere Chamber

Crunch Pak contributes $150,000 to West Cashmere Bridge project

 

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 will be built in approximately the same location as the existing bridge. The new bridge will 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 County coordinated with stakeholders to complete a planning-level study analyzing the access points into Cashmere, identifying their related freight routes and evaluating the old bridge to develop a scope of the type, size and location for its replacement.

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 Construction Schedule

For an update on what was accomplished in 2021 and what's to come in 2022, read a short presentation given Nov. 15 to the Cashmere Chamber of Commerce.

 

Recently Completed:

Frontage roads have been paved.

Lighting was installed on the bridge.

Roundabout, frontage roads and the bridge have been striped.

Ongoing:

More signage will be installed.

Upcoming: 

The wooden work trestle will be removed in mid-July.

Landscaping will occur in the fall.

 

 

Funding

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

Project Total

$26,700,099

AWARDED

 

Bridge Replacement Advisory Council

$12,000,000

Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board

$3,000,000

Rural Arterial Program

$2,500,000

Legislative Discretionary (WSDOT)

$2,000,000

Statewide Transportation Program

$6,200,037

Highway Improvement Program

$149,963

Private (Crunch Pak)

$150,000

Private (Link Transit)

$214,177

WSDOT Regional

$272,000

Chelan County

$213,922

 

 

 

Posted: 07/28/2015 11:57 AM
Last Updated: 10/14/2022 08:20 AM

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