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SR 153 - Methow River Bridges - Structural Rehabilitation

Starts 8/7/17
Phase 1 Rehab - 4 bridges - map View larger map - Phase one includes four bridges.

Bridge #15 columns View larger photo - Deteriorating columns under Bridge #15.


September, 2017

Construction began Thursday August 17th.

9/3 Work schedule: Tuesday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9/11 Work schedule: Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Expect occasional 10 minute delays with flaggers on bridge #17 between Stokes Road and Lower Gold Creek Road, 3 miles south of Carlton.

This P2 Structures Preservation project initially retrofits deteriorating bridge columns under four bridges over the Methow River on SR 153 between Methow and Carlton -MP 13.45-18.91 - in phase one. Phase two will rehabilitate three more.

Why is WSDOT rehabilitating these bridges?
Phase one is designed to preserve the structural integrity of four bridges on State Route 153 in Okanogan County. 

Existing concrete columns for these bridges have delaminated throughout the height of the column, consist of weak concrete, show spalls with exposed rebar and/or have vertical hairline and narrow cracks in need of rehabilitation.

Phase one retrofits bridges #153/13, 15, 16, & 17 by adding concrete collars as well as additional concrete repairs on the columns and horizontal struts between them.

The End Result
Preservation of the structural integrity of Bridges #153/10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 20 by repairing the deficient concrete columns.

Project Benefits

  • Stronger bridge structures less likely to suffer catastrophic failure from earthquakes and high river volume events.
  • Reduced ongoing maintenance costs.

What is the project timeline?
Phase one started August 7, 2017 and should be complete in April, 2018

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 215300J, 215300K, 215300L, 215300M, 215310B, 215310D
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $6,106
CWA $0
Total $6,106

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

Bids were opened June 14 and on June 23rd, Stellar J. Corp. was awarded Contract #9112 for $612.995.00 - phase one.

How can I get more information?
Project Engineer Dan Lewis
Washington State Department of Transportation
North Central Region
1551 North Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1156
(509) 667-2880

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