May Creek Bridge near Issaquah reopens to traffic

August 27, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

UPDATED — 1:40 p.m. Aug. 27, 2010

May Creek Bridge near the intersection of Southeast May Valley Road and state Route 900 has reopened to traffic after a summerlong closure.

King County crews built a $1.7 million May Creek Bridge to replace a timber-supported span across the north fork of May Creek.

Teams from MidMountain Contractors dismantled the aging bridge and built a modern replacement designed to include wider lanes and shoulders, and bear heavier loads.

The old bridge closed June 21. King County Road Services Division planners picked a full shutdown because the option allowed for the fastest construction of the replacement.

The old bridge constricted traffic at the nearby intersection of state Route 900 and Southeast May Valley Road.

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One Response to “May Creek Bridge near Issaquah reopens to traffic”

  1. Steve on August 31st, 2010 1:55 pm

    This, and the sister project at the Bandaret Bridge last year, were very well conducted with a minimum of impacts to the surrounding communities. Congrats to the county and to the contractors.

    Now this stretch of May Valley is primed for the sad and continuing expansion of the East Renton Highlands urban growth boundary.

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