Snohomish County Public Works is moving forward with rehabilitation plans for Madden Bridge 58 on Menzel Lake Rd between Lake Stevens and Granite Falls next summer. The project will require a full road closure for approximately two months during construction. A full road closure reduces the overall construction period and construction cost. It also eliminates vibration from traffic during the overlay process, which can affect the long-term durability of the surface treatment. A signed detour route along Robe Menzel Rd will be posted.
Madden Bridge 58 is located approximately six miles east of Lake Stevens and about five miles southeast of Granite Falls on Menzel Lake Rd over the Pilchuck River. The 138-foot long three-span bridge was built in 1956 and is showing signs of deterioration due to age. Snohomish County Public Works plans to rehabilitate the bridge with new or repaired expansion joints, guardrails, bridge rails, and bearings. Crews will also construct a new bridge deck overlay and replace a pavement section near the west bridge approach to reduce future settlement. Repairs will reduce maintenance costs and prolong the life of the bridge as well as provide a smoother ride for motorists.
Design and permitting work are complete. Construction is planned for the summer of 2022.
During the construction period, Madden Bridge on Menzel Lake Rd will be closed for approximately two months in the summer when schools are out of session. A signed detour will direct motorists to Robe Menzel Rd as an alternative route.
Funding for the nearly $1 million repair will come from the Federal Highway Bridge Program, distributed by Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Snohomish County Road Fund.