Little Quilcene River Bridge Replacement

Public Works is currently in the process of designing and permitting a new bridge to replace the Little Quilcene River Bridge, which is located on Center Road just north of Quilcene. The existing bridge was constructed in 1955 and is one of the oldest bridges on the county road system. The bridge is structurally deficient and is posted for load restrictions on certain types of single unit trucks, such as dump trucks with extra axles. These types of trucks have become more prevalent in recent years, and the load restrictions are impacting freight mobility, given that Center Road is the main north-south road in the county.  

In 2021, Jefferson County applied for and was awarded 100% federal funding for bridge replacement. Public Works hired Sargent Engineers of Olympia, Washington as the prime consultant on the bridge design. The preliminary design process has been completed and the next steps are final design and permitting. Construction is scheduled for 2026. 

Below are views of the current bridge that will be replaced.

View from road of bridge to be replaced

View from water of bridge to be replaced