Kitsap County wins national award for Bucklin Hill Bridge

Eight projects by PSRC members honored by APWA

Congratulations to Kitsap County on winning national and state awards from the American Public Works Association for the Bucklin Hill Bridge and Estuary Enhancement project.

It is Kitsap County’s largest public works project ever. The new 240-foot-long bridge brings better traffic flow through Silverdale, and includes scenic overlooks and wider sidewalks.

The bridge design accommodates tidal exchange, enhancing the estuary and improving fish habitat. PSRC provided $6.8 million in funding.

Seven other projects in the region received state awards: 

Gig Harbor’s Cushman Trail – This segment of the Cushman Trail project completed a 6-mile nonmotorized trail connecting several neighborhoods, schools and centers. PSRC provided $663,000 for the project.

Tacoma had two award-winning projects. The Tacoma Avenue South Bridge project reconstructed an 80-year-old bridge and added bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks. 

The Port of Tacoma Road Rehabilitation made major improvements to the key “first and last mile” connector to rail facilities and shipping terminals. PSRC contributed $429,040 to the project.

WSDOT’s SR 520 Floating Bridge and Landings Project – This mega project replaced the old, structurally vulnerable four-lane bridge with a stronger, six-lane structure, which includes a 7,708-foot-long floating bridge — the longest in the world.

Elliott Bay Seawall Project – This important project is replacing the existing, deteriorating seawall — from S. Washington Street to Broad Street — with a structure that meets current safety and design standards.

Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk Replacement Project – This project rebuilt a half-mile boardwalk that was damaged during a severe wind storm in 2014.

Lynnwood’s 212nd Street Emergency Waterline Replacement – This project repaired damage from a water main break.

All of the projects were honored last week in Tacoma at the APWA Washington chapter’s annual conference.  More information on all of the Project of the Year winners is available on the APWA website.