Marlene Feist

What’s Next for Post Street Bridge?

Marlene Feist, Director of Strategic Development, Public Works & Utilities, 509.625.6505

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 4:43 p.m.

What’s Next for Post Street Bridge?

Updated September 12, 2017

The Post Street Bridge is due for replacement, and the City is taking a first step toward the construction of a new bridge. The City has put out a Request for Qualifications (RFP) to gather information from teams that would be interested in the project.  Construction to replace the bridge could begin as early as late 2018.

The City has permission to use what’s called Progressive Design Build for bridge project. Progressive Design Build is an alternative to government’s traditional design-bid-build process for public works projects. The process allows the City to select a team based on qualifications and then participate actively in a step-by-step (or progressive) design process. The approach allows for greater flexibility to reach a design for a more affordable price.

The 33-foot-longPost Street Bridge was built in 1917 and widened in 1937. It is a reinforced concrete open spandrel deck arch bridge.  A wooden bridge and a steel bridge were located on the site prior to th construction of the concrete bridge.

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