The Fox Island Bridge will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28 while crews perform a detailed structural inspection and make pavement repairs.
Motorists should add extra travel time and expect traffic delays.
On Aug. 27, Pierce County Planning and Public Works bridge engineering staff will inspect the condition of the bridge’s structural components and assess the structure for future maintenance needs. Some of the structural components will be inspected with the aid of an under-bridge inspection truck.
The pavement repairs will be made on Aug. 27 and 28 by Pierce County road maintenance crews.
The inspection is performed every other year as part of Pierce County's bridge inspection program that ensures the safety of the traveling public and the longevity of the county's transportation infrastructure.
About the bridge
The Fox Island Bridge is constructed of cast-in-place concrete and steel beams. At 1,950 feet, it is the longest vehicle bridge maintained by Pierce County.
The bridge was built in 1954 and carries approximately 6,875 vehicles a day.
Anne Radford, Planning and Public Works public information specialist