Jordan Creek Bridge 214 Replacement

September 2021 Update

Snohomish County Public Works received 121 completed surveys regarding construction options for the Jordan Creek Bridge 214 Replacement project. Seventy six percent of participants preferred Option 2 with a full road closure for an estimated 4-6 weeks in the summer. This option would shorten the construction period and save approximately $450,000. Thank you to all who participated in the online survey, which closed September 10, 2021. A final decision on the construction plan and timeline will occur once a contractor has been selected to perform the work. The bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2024.


Jordan Creek Bridge 214 is located near milepost 5.8 on Jordan Road. This bridge is located seven miles southeast of Arlington and is a popular route between Arlington and Granite Falls. In June 2019, the bridge was revised to a single lane with new width/weight restrictions. Please check Height and Weight Restrictions for information. 

The existing bridge is a six span, 107-foot long structure that was last re-built in 1981. This bridge is built on timber piles and needs to be updated to meet Seismic Design Codes. Jordan Creek Bridge is considered a seismic lifeline route structure. Seismic lifeline routes are designated as essential to life safety services after seismic events. Funding for a replacement bridge has been secured and construction of a new bridge is proposed for 2024.


Snohomish County is working to complete topographic surveys, hydraulic analysis and soil investigations to support scoping and design engineering of the replacement bridge. The proposed replacement bridge will be two lanes with shoulders and will improve sight distance to meet current design standards.

Traffic Impacts

The single lane revision is only causing minimal delays in peak travel periods. Traffic impacts during construction are under review.

Environmental Review

A SEPA determination will be made later in 2021.

Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) Permit

This project will be reviewed for compliance with Chapter 30.63A (Drainage) and Chapter 30.63B (Land Disturbing Activity) SCC, as well as other applicable regulations in Title 30 SCC. Public Works will exercise its authority under Rule 5001 (Revised 10/2020).

A notice of Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) was published on July 8, 2021. A SEPA checklist has been completed. The 21-day comment period ended July 29, 2021. For more information, please contact


Snohomish County has secured a Federal bridge replacement grant to pay for part of the cost of replacing the bridge. The Federal grant requires Snohomish County to match 20% of the grant amount. Federal bridge replacement funds will be available in 2020 and construction is planned for 2024.


Resident Survey (Paper version) - August 2021
Resident Online Survey postcard - August 2021
LDA notice postcard (Updated) - July 2021
LDA notice postcard - July 2021
SEPA Checklist - July 2021
Design Report - July 2021
Drainage Report - July 2021