Tacoma Avenue South Bridge closure, rehabilitation under way

The City of Tacoma closed the Tacoma Avenue South Bridge Monday as part of a 15-month, $12 million major rehabilitation project.

The bridge is a key transportation corridor between downtown Tacoma and the Lincoln International Business District. It spans South Tacoma Way between South Delin Street and the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Center Street. According to City officials, the closure is necessary to reconstruct the bridge deck and guardrails, replace the girders, and paint the steel members of the bridge, which was built in the early 1930s.

Design work related to the project was completed last spring. The City put the project out for bid last summer. Tacoma City Council awarded a contract to complete the project to Quigg Bros., Inc. in September. The project is funded by the Federal Highway Bridge Program, Transportation Improvement Board, and the City of Tacoma.

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