SR 410 White River Bridge to reopen three days early as crews finish repair work

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ENUMCLAW, Wash. — The State Route 410 bridge connecting Enumclaw and Buckely will reopen to traffic Wednesday at 5 p.m. — three days earlier than expected.

WSDOT made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Contractors working for the state closed the bridge on Friday, April 15 to repair damage the span suffered when it was struck by an over-height load in April of last year.

“We’re extremely pleased that we can open the bridge early for the thousands of people who use it every day,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Mike Askarian. “Come Thursday morning, drivers can start using the bridge and avoid a 45-minute detour.”

Crews replaced two support beams on the 67-year-old steel-truss span. They also used heating and cooling cycles to reshape two other beams before sandblasting and painting them.

State and federal investments funded the $1.8 million repair project, including the cost of temporary repairs last year.

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