SR 506 - Lacamas Creek Bridge Replacement

Project news

Update - Dec. 5, 2019

  • While drilling foundations for the bridge replacement structure, the contractor discovered dense soil conditions, which will delay the reopening of the highway.
  • Construction was originally scheduled to be done in 2019, and redesign work needed to complete the job will delay the project completion until next year.
  • When the newly designed reinforcing steel arrives, crews will begin work to install them, with the plan to work through winter, as weather allows. 

Beginning Tuesday, June 18, Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor, Farline Bridge, Inc., will start work to replace the existing, aging State Route 506 - Lacamas Creek Bridge near Vader, in Lewis County. To replace the bridge, contractor crews will close both directions of SR 506, between Telegraph Road and the end of the Lacamas Creek Bridge (mileposts 8.0 - 8.19). During the closure, travelers between Vader and I-5 will follow a signed detour, using South Military Road and SR 505. The bridge closure will remain in place until construction of the new bridge is complete.

Needs & benefits

Originally built in 1951, the Lacamas Creek Bridge in an important connection along SR 506, between Vader and I-5.

The existing bridge no longer meets modern bridge standards and also needed repairs. This project will restore the structural integrity of the bridge with a new concrete structure that meets current standards and can accommodate all legal loads. 

The new concrete bridge will benefit all travelers by improving safety with a wider structure that includes better pedestrian and bicycle access.

  • Safety - The new concrete bridge will replace the existing structure, and will meet current bridge safety and functionality standards.
  • Mobility - The Lacamas Creek Bridge will be widened with improved bike and pedestrian access, ensuring people of all abilities are connected. 


  • Spring 2019: Project goes to competitive bid
  • Summer 2019: Construction scheduled to begin
  • Late spring 2020: Construction scheduled for completion 


This project is estimated to cost $4,000,000 


Colin Newell
WSDOT Project Engineer

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT Communications

SR 506 - Lacamas Creek Bridge Replacement project detour map

Aerial view of SR 506 Lacamas Creek Bridge

The existing SR 506 Lacamas Creek Bridge is made of timber and was originally built in 1951. The new bridge will be a wider structure made of concrete.