The Ebey Island Viaduct and Ebey Slough Bridge make up a mile and a half long stretch of westbound US 2 between Interstate 5 and State Route 204. The bridge and viaduct, made of concrete and steel, are almost 40 years old and were showing signs of wear. We repaired the underside of the viaduct and bridge to preserve them for the many drivers who use them everyday.
In all, we repaired 136, 40 foot-long girders between SR 204 and 50th Avenue NE by chipping away the old cracking concrete and removing corrosion from the steel frame. We then re-sealed the bridge against the elements by applying a carbon fiber mesh and new concrete over the exposed steel.
Repairing the viaduct and bridge will help keep them safe for the more than 37,000 drivers who rely on them everyday.
| Economic Incentive
The repairs will save money by extending the life of the bridge and viaduct.
Partnerships & Cooperation
We awarded the construction contract to the most competitive bidder, Wilder Construction. Work began in May 2007 and wrapped up ahead of schedule in September 2007.
At WSDOT we seek to address the concerns of the tribal nations using the process outlined in Section 106 of The National Historic Preservation Act and the WSDOT Tribal Consultation Policy adopted in 2003 by the Transportation Commission as part of the WSDOT Centennial Accord Plan. We consulted with tribes and other interested parties as we developed this project.
This project was funded through the following fund sources:
- Existing Funds - $10.8 million
- Total Funding Available From All Sources - $10.8 million
Project Engineer Amir Ahmadi
WSDOT Project Office
9029 El Capitan Way
Everett, WA 98208-3637
Communications Meghan Soptich
15700 Dayton Avenue North
PO Box 330310 MS: 103
Seattle, WA 98133-9710
Phone: (206) 440-4704
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