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This month, crews from All Terrain Excavation began work on the Alm Way Bridge Removal Project. Located on Alm Way just west of the Tanner Substation, the 70-year-old bridge crossing Gardiner Creek has been closed to traffic for approximately 10 years.
The remaining bridge structure poses pedestrian safety concerns, in addition to threatening the nearby Northwest Railway Museum’s railroad trestle with possible obstruction from debris flows. The bridge is deteriorating and not considered safe for public use.
The project includes fully extricating the bridge as well as bridge debris in Gardner Creek and downstream, grading streambank slopes, and restoring local habitat, which will involve planting native shrubs and trees.
The roadway is currently closed so there is no impact on traffic, but there will be minor noise disruptions during the removal and restoration work.
The North Bend City Council allocated Streets Capital Project funds in the 2023 budget to support this high priority Capital Improvement Project. Learn about other transportation improvement plans for North Bend by visiting the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) webpage at www.northbendwa.gov.
The project is expected to be completed by August 31, not including the planting and restoration work which will be completed in October. The City apologizes for any inconveniences caused by this necessary safety improvement project. Community members with comments or questions can contact Tom Mohr, PE, Deputy Public Works Director at email@example.com.