The 42nd Ave S. Bridge is an important arterial for Tukwila and surrounding communities, and the city is seeking public input on what a new version should look like.
The bridge, designed in 1927 and built in 1949, is reaching the end of its design lifespan and needs to be replaced.
The current 42nd Ave S. Bridge consists of a 3-span 280-foot-long bridge with a sufficiency rating of 7.56 out of 100 and is considered both Structurally Deficient and Functionally Obsolete by the Federal Highway Authority (FHWA).
The City is moving forward with the replacement of the 42nd Ave South Bridge and is in the design phase of the project. We want community members to have a say on elements of the new bridge’s appearance, including railings, paint color, lighting, and landscaping.
“The top choices will allow us to design a bridge with users in mind, applying the community’s preferences for what the new bridge should look like,” the city said. “This collected information will be part of the official Type, Size, and Location Report; the first step in designing the new bridge.”
You can help choose the look of the new bridge by participating in a Gallery of Designs survey; there are two ways to participate – in-person and online:
WHAT: Gallery of Design Options
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 – 5:30 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: Tukwila Community Center Social Hall
During these hours you can drop in anytime to view displays of the choices and make your selections. Staff will be available to answer questions. There is no formal program at this event.
The Gallery of Design Options is also available online, at TukwilaWA.gov/BridgeChoices.
You can look over the choices and make your selections online through Thursday, September 30. The online version is available in multiple languages.
Help us decide what the new 42nd Ave South Bridge should look like! The project is in the design phase and we want community members to have a say on elements of the new bridge’s appearance. More info at: https://t.co/pm3zzURumW pic.twitter.com/4lqcbLnlKS
— City of Tukwila (@CityofTukwila) September 7, 2021