Hood Canal Bridge Retrofit and Replacement

Category Roads and Bridges
Location Hood Canal, WA
Owner WSDOT

This $204 million project includes the replacement of the east half with a new floating section and repairs to the west half of this 1.5 mile-long bridge.  The rehabilitation also adds new approach sections and transition trusses on east and west ends, as well as road widening on the western half.  Services provided include consulting and construction support for new steel bridge, one of the first in the United States to incorporate large tubular fracture critical members.

Provided consulting and construction support for the replacement of the 40-year-old eastern half of this 1.5 mile-long floating bridge, one of the first in the United States to incorporate large tubular fracture critical members.  As the world’s longest floating bridge over saltwater, the bridge features a movable 600-foot wide draw span and is designed to accommodate tidal swings of up to 16.5 feet.  This replacement project included span widening, new approach sections and transition trusses.  Mayes Testing Engineers, Inc. provided welding inspection and consulting services.