Euclid Road Bridge Project Update
New Bridge Design includes Safety and Access Improvements
Work to replace the Euclid Road Bridge (currently closed to traffic) has been a lengthy and complicated process that has required extensive collaboration between Public Works and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, which owns the bridge.
Earlier this year, the construction contract was awarded to a local company, N.A. Degerstrom. Since then, they have been working diligently with Public Works and BNSF to finalize the construction process sequencing so that work may begin as soon as possible.
The new bridge will be built with reinforced concrete and metal and will include new road approaches, paving, signage, erosion control, and guardrails. The design will also include safe and attractive access for bikes and pedestrians. Below is a rendering of a bridge that is similar to what will be constructed for the Euclid Road Bridge. When the new bridge is completed, it will be owned and maintained by Spokane County. This means that Public Works will have more control of maintenance of the bridge.
We know that this has taken much longer than anyone ever anticipated. From the beginning, BNSF had no requirement or desire to replace this bridge. With the leadership of Commissioner Al French, BNSF has come to the table to engage in this process for replacement and is contributing nearly $3M to the cost. When this project is completed, the new bridge will provide an improved level of safety and durability for generations to come.