Milwaukee Bridge Rehabilitation

The Milwaukee Bridge was originally built in 1962 by Pierce County Public Works. This cast-in-place box girder bridge spans the Puyallup River at Milwaukee Ave NE and 5th Street NE in Puyallup.

​It has been determined the expected life span of the existing bridge is 10 years (+/-). Depending on the future bridge inspection results, closure of the bridge could be sooner than the expected 10 year life span.

​In response to a request for proposal for funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the City now has the opportunity to take advantage of an 80% cost share, up to $10,000,000 grant from the FHWA.

​The Veterans Bridge Project is currently at the 30% design plan stage. Specific point in the design are being addressed such as, sight distance, utility relocation, determination of right-of-way needs, and structural layout.

​The existing structure consists of an approximately 250 foot long main span structure. There are 3 approach spans on the south side and 1 approach span on the north side. The main span is a common cast-in-place concrete box structure,

​The new structure will introduce pre-stressing tendons in the existing box structure. The south approach spans will be replaced in total with one approach span on both the north and south side of the structure.

​the design team is moving towards finalizing the right of way plans, begin the environmental process, and moving towards 60% design plan submittal.

​Construction is anticipated to begin at the end of 2017 to early 2018.