Park at Bothell Landing Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

Watch the new pedestrian bridge being lifted and set in place.

This project replaces the iconic pedestrian bridge over the Sammamish River at the Park at Bothell Landing. The project will construct a wider timber-truss bridge with a 12-foot wide deck that meets current structural and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. 

The flatter deck and approach grades will provide a fully accessible shared-use, non-motorized path for bicyclists and pedestrians. The design effort will strive to maintain the arched look of the City’s iconic bridge. 

The new bridge is now in place. Demolition of the existing bridge is expected to take place in late July. A revised trail detour will go into effect during demolition while deck and railings are installed on the new bridge. Trail detours are expected to be in place through late summer.

map of new bridge building location and current bridge from FAQ sheet

The project will strengthen and enhance Bothell’s network of bike and pedestrian facilities and align with the Park Master Plan. 

Schedule

  • Summer 2018: Design permits submitted.
  • Winter 2018: Environmental permitting issued.
  • November 18, 2019: Open House event at Lytle House (9929 NE 180th St, Bothell) between 5 and 7 p.m.
  • Currently: The new bridge was lifted and set in place. It will remain closed to the public until contractors finish work on the bearings/foundation, deck, and railings.

Trail detours and parking stall closures start January 8, 2020

parking map of detours and parking stall closures with project details
detour map with trail detours and parking stalls

Frequently Asked Questions

Images and text providing questions and answers for bridge project

Questions/comments about the project

Submit a question or comment about the project using the online form.

Funding

The City has received the following grants for the design and construction of this project:

  • $1,175,000 Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grant
  • $1,080,300 State Recreation and Conservation Office's Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) trails grant

See the presentation to the Parks Board and learn about the bridge