SR 162 - Puyallup River Bridge - Completed October 2015

Overview
In January 2015, WSDOT began construction on a new State Route 162 Puyallup River Bridge near Orting that would replace the 81-year-old McMillin Bridge, which had reached the end of its lifespan.

Engineers designed and built a new, wider bridge that meets current engineering and safety standards. The new SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge opened to traffic on Sept. 20, 2015.

 

How you benefit

Improves safety
The new bridge has wider lanes and shoulders that reduce the potential for collisions. The new bridge is designed to be widened in the future if funds become available.

Contact us
WSDOT Tumwater Project Office
360-570-6750

Claudia Bingham Baker
Olympic Region Communications
360-357-2789

Map of SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge
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SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge or McMillin Bridge is on National Historic Register
The SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge (or McMillin Bridge) is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Construction of the new SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge
Photo of the new SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge being built. View more photos of this project on WSDOT's Flickr account.