In August 2023, geotechnical drilling was conducted on both sides of the Ski Park Bridge to analyze the soil for the future construction of a new two-span, prestressed concrete girder bridge. Thank you for your patience during the short closure while crews were onsite.
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About the Project
The Ski Park Bridge, located along the Foothills Trail between Orting and South Prairie, is a timber bridge originally built in 1904 as a trestle along the former railroad route. Due to its age and location within a wetland, it is in need of replacement. The Pierce County bridge engineers recommended the complete replacement of the existing bridge with a new two-span, prestressed concrete girder bridge which will have an estimated 100-year useful life. The County is moving forward with that recommendation.
Currently, the project is at 30% design with construction scheduled for the summer of 2025. We anticipate the trail to be closed for approximately 6 months for the replacement.
Benjamin Barrett, Capital Projects Manager (253) 798-4081 | email
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