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This project repaired piers and installed new girders to restore the SR 509 Puyallup River Bridge to its original condition following a 2002 rail car fire under the span.
Intense heat from the blaze damaged a portion the bridge.
Following the fire, bridge engineers inspected the damage. Their assessment resulted in a weight restriction on the bridge and temporary repairs to some piers and girders.
This project made permanent repairs to the structure, allowing WSDOT to lift weight restrictions on the bridge.
| Economic Incentive
This project made permanent repairs to the SR 509 Puyallup River Bridge, an economic lifeline in Pierce County.
Partnerships & Cooperation
Rumina Suafoa, Project Engineer
WSDOT Tacoma Project Engineer Office
1614 South Mildred, Suite M
Tacoma, WA 98465-1626
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