During the past Summer quarter the Foothills Trail Construction has progressed to achieve a very important milestone in the placement of the initial bridge segment framework across the White River. This task occurred after the placement of ten 30’ deep concrete foundation shafts and seismic structural retrofit work associated with the three existing piers to ensure proper support for the new bridge segments. There was also a new pier built with a drilled shaft foundation on the King County side to provide support for the segment crossing the White River’s potential channel migration area.
Work To Come
Upcoming work within the Fall quarter includes the placement of the concrete deck for the river span as well as the building of the remaining two segments (with the pouring of their respective concrete decks) along the proposed trail alignment in Buckley and King County.
The Segment B (White River Bridge with approaches) project is still on schedule to be completed during the late Spring/early Summer of 2024 for public use. Segment C, the final segment across a cultural resource property on the KC side, is now in the Bid Phase and scheduled for completion in coordination with the Segment B project completion date. While we are striving to get the overall project completed in the best timely manner, the timeline is subject to material availability market conditions as well as winter weather condition impacts in the execution of the remaining work.