I-5 East Fork Lewis River NB Bridge - Replacement

Project news

  • Before construction can begin, we're gathering information that will be considered in the development and refinement of the I-5 East Fork Lewis River Bridge replacement project. 
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  • The project will be delivered by Design-Build.
  • Preliminary Engineering and procurement will begin in late 2020.
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022.

Needs & benefits

Beginning in 2022, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin work to remove and replace the aging East Fork Lewis River Bridge located on northbound Interstate 5, at milepost 18.21 - approximately 3 miles south of Woodland, in Clark County.

Built in 1936, the existing 84-year-old steel truss bridge currently carries over 38,000 vehicles a day; nearly 18% being large commercial freight vehicles. Maintaining this vital connection helps to keep people, freight and goods moving along the interstate. 

Why is WSDOT replacing the East Fork Lewis River Bridge? 

Listed as structurally deficient, this 84-year old steel truss bridge is in need of replacement. When construction begins, the project limits will span between mileposts 17.2 to 19.0. 

The End Result

Once complete, the new bridge will provide users of I-5, a safe and structurally sound bridge over the East Fork of Lewis River, and meets current engineering and safety standards. 

Needs & Benefits

A new bridge will provide reliable transportation connection on I-5, in southwest Washington - keeping people, freight and goods moving along the interstate. 

Timeline

  • Summer 2021: A request for proposals will be issued
  • Fall 2021: Project will be awarded to Design Builder
  • Spring 2022: Construction Scheduled to Begin

Funding

The estimated approximate cost of this bridge replacement project is still under review. 

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 400512R
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $83
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $33,565
CWA $31,604
Total $65,252

Contact

Susan Fell
WSDOT Project Engineer
Phone: 360-905-1500 
Email: SWRCCEO@WSDOT.WA.GOV

Celeste Dimichina
WSDOT Communications
Phone: 360-905-2057 
Email: celeste.dimichina@wsdot.wa.gov

I-5 - East Fork Lewis River Northbound Bridge - Replacement Project location just south of Woodland