Input Sought for BNSF Bridge Project

U.S. Coast Guard officials are asking the public to weigh in on a bridge replacement project near Everett proposed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.

BNSF wants to replace an aging 360-foot long north fender made up of 200 creosote treated piles and timbers over the Snohomish River at waterway mile 3.5 with 42, 24-inch diameter steel pipe piles with a composite panel system, according to the agency.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the project qualifies as a Categorical Exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, and the project does not pose any significant environmental impact.

The public may send feedback by Oct. 30 to the Coast Guard Bridge Administrator at 206-220-7282, via email at, or by letter to Commander (dpw), Thirteenth Coast Guard District , 910 2nd Avenue, Suite 3510, Seattle, WA.

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By Sarah Spangler