WSDOT: Puyallup River Bridge inspections ahead

The Washington State Department of Transportation is scheduled to conduct a regularly-scheduled bridge inspection this weekend on the northbound State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge in Puyallup.

Because of the narrow width of the bridge, crews will close the bridge to all traffic from 6 a.m. to noon on Sat., Oct. 12 and Sun., Oct. 13. State Route 167 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and both directions of traffic will be routed over the parallel southbound bridge. Crews will access areas under the bridge deck using an “Under-Bridge Inspection Truck” with a specialized arm that reaches around the bridge railing and below the deck.

More information is available online at wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr167/puyallupriverbridge.

State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge in Puyallup. (PHOTO COURTESY WSDOT)

State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridge in Puyallup. (PHOTO COURTESY WSDOT)