Madden Bridge 58 Rehabilitation

August 2022 Update


Menzel Lake Rd at Madden Bridge 58 near Granite Falls reopened the evening of Friday, August 5, 2022. The new bridge deck overlay is complete. Crews will finish minor repairs through September while allowing traffic through the area. Only minimal delays are expected. All work is anticipated to be finished before schools reopen in the fall.

Description


Madden Bridge 58 is located approximately five miles southeast of Granite Falls and six miles east of Lake Stevens 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. The county plans to replace guardrails, bridge rails, and bearings, as well as make repairs to the expansion joints. Crews will also construct a new bridge deck overlay and replace a pavement section near the west approach to reduce future settlement. Repairs will reduce maintenance costs, prolong the life of the bridge, and provide a smoother ride for motorists.    

Schedule and Traffic Impact


  • Construction began in mid-May 2022
  • Menzel Lake Rd at Madden Bridge was closed from mid-June through early August. Traffic was detoured on Robe Menzel Rd.
  • Drivers can expect single-lane closures before and after the full closure
  • Construction will be complete in September of 2022
Public Works determined that a full road closure was necessary after carefully reviewing construction impacts, budget, and safety considerations. A full road closure shortened the total construction period and reduced overlay costs. It also eliminated vibration from traffic during the overlay process, which improves the long-term durability of the surface treatment. 

Funding


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.