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Tacoma Avenue South Bridge is Now Open

Tacoma Avenue South Bridge is Now Open After Rehabilitation Project Completed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 17, 2016

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

Tacoma Avenue South Bridge is Now Open After Rehabilitation Project Completed

 

After a nearly 16 month closure, the City of Tacoma has reopened the Tacoma Avenue South Bridge (located between Center and Delin streets). The bridge is now open to all vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic.

 

This closure was necessary to reconstruct the bridge deck, guardrails, replace the girders and paint the steel members of the over 80-year-old bridge. Traffic lanes have also been re-configured to three vehicular lanes and two bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks were added.


Total project cost was at $12 million and funding came from the Federal Highway Bridge Program, Transportation Improvement Board, and City of Tacoma.


For additional information, visit the Tacoma Avenue Bridge web page or contact Project Engineer Dan Soderlind in the City's Public Works Department at dsoderli@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5263.

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