US 12 - Wildcat Creek Bridge - Replace Bridge

Project news

  • The construction project to replace the Wildcat Creek Bridge on US 12 is complete and the detour along Tieton Reservoir Road has been removed. Currently, traffic is reduced to single-lane alternating traffic on US 12 over the bridge during the day for a couple weeks for maintenance.
  • View photos of the Wildcat Bridge and project maps on Flickr.
  • Graham Contracting, LLC was selected as the contractor for the project.

Project description

WSDOT is replacing the existing 150-foot Wildcat Creek Bridge along US 12, east of White Pass. 

Why is WSDOT replacing the Wildcat Creek Bridge?

The existing bridge shows signs of deterioration due to normal wear and tear.

Stakeholder and specialty groups

  • Local businesses
  • Local cabin association
  • Trucking association
  • Environmental regulatory agencies
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Yakima County

The end result

The new bridge will replace the existing structure, preserving the structural and functional integrity of this section of US 12.

Needs & benefits

A new bridge will provide reliable transportation on US 12 over White Pass.


July 2018: Pre-construction site preparation
September 2018: Construction with detour route


Scott Golbek
Project Engineer


Financial Data for PIN 501210I
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $0
CWA $12,000
Total $12,000

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Wildcat Creek Bridge
Wildcat Creek Bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2018.