State, Bremerton come to agreement over bulging sewer pipes

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Manette Bridge. From Wikimedia.

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — After years of legal wrangling, the city of Bremerton and the state Department of Transportation have reached agreement over sagging sewer lines under the Manette Bridge.

The Kitsap Sun reports that in 2010 the state was trying to build a new Manette Bridge when they discovered a sewer line buried where the architects had planned a bridge piling. They rerouted the sewer lines, only for the city to discover they were sagging in 2011. The sagging can send discharge into the Port Washington Narrows.

Four years after the city wrote the letter, the saga appears to be coming to a close.

To repair the issue, the state Department of Transportation will pay the city $250,000, under an agreement subject to approval by the Bremerton City Council at its June 17 meeting.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s