Work Starts Next Month On Grand Avenue Park Bridge

July 8, 2017

Everett Government

Grand Avenue Park Bridge

The bridge will carry utilities and pedestrians from Grand Ave. Park over the railroad tracks to the Port of Everett.

The plans are final, the bid has been awarded and construction on a bridge connecting the Everett waterfront with Grand Avenue Park is expected to start in the next 30 days or so.

The bridge is more than a way to get from the park to the waterfront. The actual purpose is to improve sewage service for a large portion of north Everett. Here’s more on the project from the folks at Everett Public Works…

The City of Everett has selected a construction contractor for a project that will bring utility pipes and a pedestrian bridge from the Grand Avenue bluff to the waterfront. The Everett City Council, on Wednesday night, approved Interwest Construction as the lowest qualified bidder, with a total bid of $13,789,438.50.

“Interwest has completed two recent successful projects in Everett – the Broadway Bridge Replacement and the first phase of Sewer M, the City’s new storm drainage network in the north part of town,” said Dave Davis, public works director. “We look forward to working with Interwest to bring this great project over the finish line.”

As part of the Grand Avenue Park Bridge (GAPB) project, crews will replace pipes that are now routed on the face of a bluff. The project will also provide residents and visitors with new waterfront access via a pedestrian bridge.

The GAPB utility project is the result of a decade of planning and cooperation between the City, the Port of Everett, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad, Snohomish County PUD, Washington State Department of Transportation, and Everett’s Northwest Neighborhood. The bridge is part of the City’s ongoing improvements to the aging north Everett sewer and stormwater system while also providing an exceptional amenity to residents and visitors alike with improved pedestrian access to the waterfront.

Crews are expected to break ground by mid-August 2017. Construction is expected to take 18 months, with completion estimated at the end of 2018.  For more information and drawings of what the bridge will look like click here.

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