US 12 - Heron Street Bridge

Project news

Stay informed about upcoming open houses regarding the community engagement process for the US 12 Heron Street Bridge.


US Highway 12 is a major east-west transportation route through the City of Aberdeen with the Heron Street Bridge carrying 14,000 daily trips on average across the Wishkah River. This 69-year-old moveable span bridge was built in 1949 and is in need of rehabilitation or replacement. WSDOT has begun preliminary design work to evaluate improving the existing bridge or determining the location and components of a new bridge crossing. 

The End Result

Through a public process, WSDOT will look at a range of alternatives from improving the existing bridge to replacement with a new bridge crossing of US 12 over the Wishkah River. The end result of this effort will be a preferred recommendation that will advance forward into design and construction.


Spring 2018

  • Develop scope of work
  • Gather information
  • Stakeholder participation

Summer & Fall 2018

  • Stakeholder participation
  • Community engagement

Winter 2018 through Spring 2019

  • Final recommendation
  • Complete report


The project funding will be determined following the results of the public process.


Dennis Engel, Multimodal Planning Manager
Phone 360-357-2651

Theresa Turpin, Multimodal Development Manager (Project Lead)
Phone 360-357-2675

Claudia Bingham Baker, Communications Manager
Phone 360-357-2789


US 12 Heron Street Bridge Project Map