This project rehabilitated the US 101 Simpson Avenue Bridge spanning the Hoquiam River in Hoquiam. Electrical, mechanical and structural components of the bridge and bridge drawspan were replaced. A new control house was installed, the pedestrian railing replaced and a new maintenance pull-out constructed.
The new pedestrian railing and maintenance pull-out separates pedestrians, bicyclists and maintenance crews from bridge traffic.
The new pull-out on the bridge deck allows crews to inspect and maintain the bridge with fewer traffic impacts.
| Protects Environment
The Simpson Avenue Bridge is registered on the National Historic Register. As much as was possible, WSDOT designed the new control house to replicate the look, feel and layout of the original control house.
We donated several parts of the old control house, such as the original generator and control panel, to Hoquiam's Polson Museum. We also commissioned a report to photographically document the original bridge for historical records.
| Economic Incentive
The rehabilitated bridge will provide years of reliable service for vehicle and marine traffic.
Partnerships & Cooperation
Rehabilitation of the bridge required a 10-week closure. We appreciate the patience and cooperation of the community during the extended closure.
This project was funded from the following available sources:
State - $258,164
Federal NHS - $10,207,835
Dedicated Federal HP - $1,472,313
Total Funding Available From All Sources - $11,938,312
WSDOT Aberdeen Project Office
Neal Uhlmeyer, Project Engineer
4801 Olympic Highway
Aberdeen, WA 98520
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