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Design Alternatives - US 101 Elwha River Bridge (pdf 225kb)

On Dec. 20, 2016, WSDOT announced that Alternatives 1-4 had been removed from further consideration. Alternatives 5, 6 and 7 are continuing to be evaluated based on public input, funding availability, environmental considerations, the condition of the existing bridge and detour routes, real estate requirements, and other factors.

WSDOT is currently pursuing Alternative 7. Other alternatives will be pursued if WSDOT is forced to expedite the project timeline.


Historical Timeline of Events:
1913 - Elwha Dam was built
1926 - The US 101 Elwha River Bridge was built
1927 - Glines Canyon Dam was built
1954 - US 101 Elwha River Bridge was widened from a 20-foot bridge to 28 feet
2012 - Elwha Dam was removed
2014 - Glines Canyon Dam was removed