Bridge over Saltwater State Park to be closed until April for seismic retrofit

The bridge over Saltwater State Park – on Marine View Drive from S. 252nd Street – will be closed for a seismic retrofit project until at least the end of April, 2015.

This construction project will cost between $2.8 to $3.2 million dollars.

According to an announcement, the work will include:

“Install new bridge seats. Construct bridge approach slab. Reconstruct bridge footings. Install micropiles. Seismic retrofit. Crack sealing and concrete repair. Site drainage. Waterline reconstruction. FRP column wrapping. Pigmented sealer. Provide temporary fencing, erosion control, and property restoration. Landscaping. And all incidental items necessary to complete the Work as described in the Plans and Specifications.”

Traffic is being detoured via signage.


3 Responses to “Bridge over Saltwater State Park to be closed until April for seismic retrofit”
  1. Des Moines Mama says:

    It’s great that they’re doing this, but did they have to have construction going on 250th at the same time?

    • andy says:

      Good question. Seems like construction on 250th has been going on for a long time.

      • Wanker says:

        I think the bridge is a project that has been planned for a long time and has had a lot of resources already dedicated to the engineering of it, while 250th is more of an emergency repair due to a landslide. It would be nice to have the two projects running at different times, but sometimes mother nature doesn’t allow for it.

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