Bridge #26211-A Fox Island Bridge Girder Repair (CRP 5949)


Expected to begin January 2023, the Fox Island Bridge girder repair project will focus on degraded bearings on the mainland end of the bridge, Pier 17 and Pier 20. 

  • This work is expected to take 1.5 months total working days to complete, however, a pause in the work schedule is anticipated due to material acquisition. 

  • The bridge may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during active construction. 

  • Flaggers will direct traffic as needed during work hours. 

  • It is possible the bridge may be closed several times for short periods at night during the project. 

  • We will provide notice prior to these short closures including variable message boards. 

  June 29 Community Meeting

Pierce County Planning and Public Works staff gave updates about this repair project and shared details with the public about plans for a full Type, Size, and Location Study for replacement of the bridge. Get the meeting details and watch the live recording.

  What's happening

Engineering / Construction 
A Contractor is under contract for the construction of this project.

A preconstruction meeting was held with the contractor on Jan. 5, 2023. 

Crews will be on the bridge Jan. 17 to set up message boards and necessary field measurements for the project will be taken on Jan. 26 and 27. 

Construction on the underside of the bridge is expected to begin mid-February.

All environmental permits have been obtained for this project.

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  About the Project

Planned improvements to the Fox Island Bridge Girder Repair (CRP 5949) include repairing the concrete girder bearings at piers 17 and 20.

  Project Timeline

February 2023: Anticipated construction start. 

Fox Island Bridge Contact Information
Gary Amundsen, P.E.
Bridge Engineering Supervisor
(253) 798-2271

2702 S 42nd St,
Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98409