CRP 837 Replacement of the Sullivan Lake Inlet Bridge

Sullivan Lake Rd opens to traffic: Inlet Bridge has been constructed. Sullivan Lake Rd is open to traffic.

Don Ramsey, P.E.

Project Engineer

George W. Luft

Design Engineer, Project Lead

Eric M. Roth, P.L.S.

Project Surveyor

Versatile Industries, Inc.

Project Prime Contractor

  • Email: publicworks4u [at]
  • Phone: 509-447-4513
  • In Person: 625 W. 4th St. Newport, WA

Partners: WSDOT, County Road Administration Board, Seattle City Light, FHWA

County Contribution (Estimated $215,200.00)

Project Funding (Estimated $1,076,00.00)

Anticipated Project Start-Early Spring 2018

Anticipated Project Completion-Late Spring of 2018

Project Timeline

  • Preliminary design concept: Summer 2011
  • Funding Request: Winter 2011-Grant Funding Sought
  • Grant Award: Winter 2012- County awarded with project funding
  • Preliminary Engineering: 2013- Field Surveying, Environmental Studies
  • Design Completed: 2016- Bridge and Roadway design completed
  • Environmental Permitting: Winter 2016- Environmental Permitting completed. Permits for work issued to Pend Oreille County
  • Project Bids Cancelled: Winter 2017- Project let for bid.
  • Bids Not Accepted: Spring 2017- Board of Commissioners choose to reject all bids and place project on a state of hold due to Hwy 31 closure. Board receives approval for extension of funding to 2018.
  • Project Rebid: Project is re-bid. Versatile Industries is awarded the bid for construction. Work scheduled to begin March of 2018
  • Pre-Construction Conference scheduled with contractor: A pre-construction conference was held with Versatile Industries on 3/20/2018. The specifics of the project were discussed and a start date of 3/26/2018 was established.
  • Project will begin: Work will begin on Monday March 26th, 2018 @ 7:00am. The roadway will be impassable at milepost 8.6 due to bridge removal. Roadway closures will be as follows: Southbound @ Sand Creek Rd and Northbound @ Noisy Creek Campground
  • Road closed / work begins: The contractor began snow removal efforts this week along with delivery of project materials.
  • Existing bridge removed and disposed: The Contractor dismantled existing Sullivan Lake Inlet bridge and disposed it.
  • In water work completed: The Contractor has completed in water work, foundation for grade beam is build on both sides, Grade beams will be placed on April 26, 2018.
  • Bridge grade beam and beams placed: Contractor has placed Bridge grade beams and bulb tee beams.
  • As planned, road will open before Memorial Day weekend: New bridge will be constructed and Sullivan Lake Road will open before Memorial Day weekend.
  • Road opens to traffic: Bridge construction is completed. As of May 24, 2018. Sullivan Lake Rd is open to traffic.
Sullivan Lake Inlet Bridge Flyer