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Kitsap County Public Works
Department of Public Works
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA  MS-26
Phone:(360)337-5777 * Fax:(360)337-4867






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Southworth Drive Bridge Replacement
(CRP 2565)

Click on the thumbnail above to see the new bridge!

Join us as we celebrate the new bridge!
Plan now to join us March 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the recent opening of the new bridge. We'll have guest speakers, a brass band, and a parade of antique cars. Click here for more information about the celebration. You can enjoy some historical pictures here, and pictures taken during the construction here. A historical perspective is available from the Yukon Harbor Historical Society. Click here for a recent article in the Port Orchard Independent that provides a snapshot of the span's history. Thank you for your patience during the work, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Bids Complete: April 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.- click here for more information

The Southworth Drive Bridge crossing the Curley Creek estuary in South Kitsap was constructed in 1929. Yearly inspections have indicated deterioration in several bridge components and that the bridge is reaching its life expectancy.

Planned improvements are to replace the deteriorating multi-span bridge and piers with a longer and wider single-span bridge. The new bridge will be a single span concrete girder bridge approximately 125 feet long and 46 feet wide.  In the project area, Southworth Drive will be closed to through traffic
for the duration of the project. Banner, Locker, and Sedgwick roads will be designated as detour routes.

Replacing the existing 81 year old bridge will:

  • Provide wider travel lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks for improved vehicle, pedestrian and
    bicycle safety
  • Improve drivers site distance
  • Improve stream and estuary function

   Estimated Project Cost                                                                                                               

        Projected Cost Funding

Preliminary Engineering       300,000
Construction                    2,032,655
Total Project Estimate      2,332,655

  Federal Funds                 875,000
  Local Funds                  1,457,655
  Total Project Estimate    2,332,655


  • County Road Number: 38010

  • Milepost: 0.83

  • Bicycle Facilities Ranking: High Priority

  • Traffic Count on Southworth Drive (2010): 4825 ADT

  Project Schedule and Status  

     Preliminary Engineering — Completed February 2011
          Bid Opening:
   April 26, 2011
          Public Open House:  June 7, 2011
          Award before the BOCC:  June 13, 2011
          Construction Begins:  June 23, 2011 (anticipated completion February 2012) 

    Photos and Drawings                                                                                                            

Bridge View

The new bridge will provide:

  • Two 12 foot travel lanes
  • 5 foot bicycle lanes
  • 5 foot sidewalks
  • Viewing platforms


Improvements to the stream and estuary functions:

  • Widen stream channel under bridge
  • Remove existing bridge piers in the stream channel
  • Remove partial fish barrier
  • Remove rip rap and concrete bag slope protection
  • Plant riparian vegetation along the stream and estuary
  • Construct a rain garden for improved stormwater quality

Staff contact:   Ed Smith, Project Manager
                      (360) 337-5777

Kitsap County Public Works
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(360) 337-5777 or (800) 825-4940