Open house to explore Fox Island Bridge repair/replacement options


The community is invited to an open house to learn about potential options to rehabilitate or replace the Fox Island Bridge, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Nichols Community Center, (690 9th Ave., Fox Island).

The Preliminary Type, Size and Location Study began in winter 2015. Pierce County and HDR Engineering, the consultant hired to lead the study on the county’s behalf, looked at the location and alignment of the bridge, the cost to rehabilitate or replace the bridge, potential bridge types if the bridge is replaced, and the work needed to rehabilitate the bridge.

“This study was the first step in determining our options for the future of the bridge,” said Brian D. Stacy, P.E., Pierce County Public Works county engineer. “We now want feedback from the community on how they use the bridge, the design and location they prefer, and their preference on whether to replace or rehabilitate the bridge.”

The public can visit informational displays about the study from 7-7:45 p.m. County staff and the consultant for the study will then make a presentation and host a Question and Answer session.

Pierce County will next determine whether to rehabilitate or replace the bridge and how to fund the work. A timeline and process for this determination has not been set.

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