Watch bridge rebuild and traffic with online camera

April 20, 2009

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. April 20, 2009

The King County Road Services Division has a new traffic camera in the May Valley area to help people keep tabs on construction of the new Bandaret Bridge and related traffic disruptions.

The existing Bandaret Bridge spans upper Issaquah Creek on Southeast May Valley Road between 230th Avenue Southeast and 231st Place Southeast. Construction is being done in stages to minimize the impact to the traffic by avoiding a full closure of the bridge.

During construction, the two lanes of two-way traffic at the bridge have been routed to a single lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals and/or flaggers. These restrictions are in place 24/7 through November.

 

The first of 10 pilings is lowered into its hole for the new Bandaret Bridge over Issaquah Creek on Southeast May Valley Road. The 63-foot long ‘cage’ of rebar, weighing 17,000 pounds, was lowered into an 80-foot deep hole, with the cement pour to follow. Traffic is alternately one lane until November, when the $5.5 million bridge is finished. — By Greg Farrar

The first of 10 pilings is lowered into its hole for the new Bandaret Bridge over Issaquah Creek on Southeast May Valley Road. The 63-foot long ‘cage’ of rebar, weighing 17,000 pounds, was lowered into an 80-foot deep hole, with the cement pour to follow. Traffic is alternately one lane until November, when the $5.5 million bridge is finished. — By Greg Farrar

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