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.