Marine Drive Channel Bridge Repair

Construction Updates

August 1, 2019 - The Marine Drive Channel Bridge Repair is physically complete. Thank you for your patience.

November 19, 2018 - Pile driving activities last week were successfully completed. Nine 12-inch diameter steel piles were installed to a depth of approximately 23 feet. These piles will support the north end of the new approach slab. This week the contractor will start excavations on the west side (south bound lane) for the new pile cap and approach slabs.


Marine Drive Channel Bridge Current Budget
STP Grant $510,000
City - General Fund $  37,700
City - Exist. Capital Trans. Res. $   41,900
City - Wastewater Utility $   90,000
City - Water Utility $   60,000
Total Funding $  739,600

Project Background

The City was successful in obtaining a Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) grant in the amount of $510,000 for construction of the Marine Drive Channel Bridge Improvement Project. This grant was accepted by City Council on May 15, 2018. This is a high priority project in the City's 2019-2024 Transportation Improvement Plan to maintain essential services onto Ediz Hook.

The Marine Drive Channel Bridge, located near the McKinley mill, has failing sheet pile walls which hold up the bridge approach slabs. Temporary patches were installed in 2015 while funding could be obtained and a permanent fix could be designed. Marine Drive Channel Bridge Improvements include new bridge approach spans, new asphalt, traffic barriers (CFP project TR0111), and new water (CFP project WT0215), and sewer main (CFP project WW0315) crossings.

An additive bid was included in the event funding was available to construct:

  • New asphalt paving from the north bridge approach to the stop sign near the mill.

The project benefits the community by repairing a structurally deficient bridge and replacing aged and failing pavement.

This project supports the City's Comprehensive Plan:

  • Goal (G-4A) "To develop a coordinated, multimodal system which services all areas of the city and all types of users in a safe, economical, and efficient manner."
  • Goal (G-4B) "To improve circulation patterns across and within the community, and to achieve the desired urban design of the City."