July 2016

On July 22nd, Bucklin Hill Road NW in Silverdale WA was opened after an almost 13-month closure to replace the old two-lane roadway embankment with a new four-lane bridge! 

The community turned out in large numbers to celebrate with local dignitaries and the residents of the adjacent Crista Shores Senior Living Community as they cut the ribbon and crossed the bridge.

The residents weren’t the only ones to benefit from this crossing – salmon and other estuary inhabitants now have free passage under the 240-foot, three-span bridge allowing the restoration of natural functions to the long-blocked passage of Clear Creek. Increased numbers of fish and macroinvertabrates have already been documented along with recent sightings of additional bird species.

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The project also improved vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic, with new lanes, better sidewalks, improved grades and accessible routes for all.

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Gray skies and threats of rain couldn’t dampen our fun. Having worked on the project since 2010, Otak’s team was almost as excited as this guy!

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