USCG Seeks Input on Proposed Snohomish Bridge Project in Washington

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U.S. Coast Guard District 13 is seeking public input regarding a proposed Washington State Department of Transportation Snohomish River Southbound Bridge Project (WA State Road 9).

The Coast Guard is specifically interested in those who can address any issues related to navigation and environment of the project, which is situated near river mile 12.2 across the Snohomish River in Snohomish County.

The current bridge allows for both north and south traffic. The new bridge, when built, would accommodate southbound traffic while the current bridge would carry northbound-only traffic.

“The new southbound SR 9 bridge will be a fixed structure and supported by two piers, one on each side of the waterway, with each pier having three columns that extend below the mean high-water mark into the channel bottom,” according to the notice.

“These in-water columns,” the notice continues, “will be placed in alignment with the columns of the existing bridge. The new bridge decking will be made of prefabricated steel plate girder sections that will be assembled on top of the piers.”

Stakeholders have until this Friday, June 30, to submit comments. To weigh in on the project, contact District 13 Bridge Administrator Steve Fischer at

For more information, visit Public Notices for Bridges | Navigation Center at

By Karen Robes Meeks