The new girders are now in place, on the Elwha bridge project. WSDOT reports that the next part of the project will entail crews building out the bridge deck, building the abutment walls that attach on each side of the bridge where it meets the land, and then tying in the bridge to the existing highway.
The tie-ins will require a 9-day closure of US 101 at the Elwha River Bridge. This is likely to happen in late spring of 2024. While the bridge is closed, travelers will detour using State Routes 112 and 113.
WSDOT expects the new Elwha River Bridge to open to traffic sometime this coming summer.