UPDATE: WSDOT inspects bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail remains closed


AnĀ overhanging strut on the left has moved. It should be flush like the one on the right, according to City of Des Moines staff.

On Wednesday (Jan. 27), the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) conducted a site inspection of the struts on Marine View Drive Bridge, and determined that the Des Moines Creek Trail should remain closed until further notice.

As we previously reported, the City of Des Moines closed the Des Moines Creek Trail below the bridge earlier this week due to movement detected in the concrete caps that sit atop struts on the bridge.

City staff told The Waterland Blog that they responded to a citizen concern on Monday (Jan. 25) regarding the movement.

WSDOT is currently determining the next steps.


2 Responses to “UPDATE: WSDOT inspects bridge; Des Moines Creek Trail remains closed”
  1. Michael T Kovacs says:

    I walked the trail for the first time in 2 years and noticed the shift of the concrete covers. Not sure how much they moved in two trips about 4 days apart last week. It did not look good.

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