McDonald Creek Bridge is currently 24’ wide. It is seismically vulnerable and considered functionally obsolete due to the narrow width and high traffic volume. Nearly 5,000 vehicles pass over it each day. Over the past 20 years, the County has gradually widened and improved the full ten miles of Old Olympic Highway including replacement of two other bridges. McDonald Creek bridge is the final bottleneck on Old Olympic Highway. Replacing this last bridge will bring this regionally significant route and the structures on the roadway corridor up to current design and environmental standards.
Clallam County intends to replace this bridge beginning late spring of 2017. Old Olympic Highway will be closed at this location for approximately 8 months. We anticipate it will reopen to traffic February 2018. There are multiple alternate
routes around the closure area.
This page will be updated to keep you apprised of the progress.
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Old Olympic Highway Alternate Routes
The finished project will widen the stream channel for better habitat for migrating anadromous fish.
View Stream Restoration Plan Sheets
The new bridge will be 40 feet wide.
View Bridge Cross Section
The new bridge raised above the existing elevation to improve sight distance.
View Bridge Profile Plan Sheets