SOURCE: Parsons

November 08, 2007 13:04 ET

Parsons Selected by Clallam County for $16 Million Elwha River Bridge Replacement Project

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) - Parsons has received a $16 million construction contract from Clallam County, located on the upper Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, for the Elwha River Bridge Replacement Project -- the largest public works project in the County's 153-year history.

The 94-year-old bridge, which consists of a one-lane span, closed to traffic in August. Parsons is responsible for removing the existing steel truss structure and replacing it with a cast-in-place box girder bridge built by a balanced-cantilever technique. Parsons is also responsible for structural earth wall reconstruction, paving, guardrail, storm drainage, and access road improvements.

"We're excited to be a part of this project," said Andy Albrecht, Parsons Group President. "Parsons is a leader in the safe and competitive construction of transportation projects ranging from major bridges to major rail and transit systems."

The replacement project, which encompasses the construction of a new pedestrian bridge below the box girder bridge, connecting the Olympic Discovery Trail across the Elwha River, began this summer and will be completed in June 2009. Parsons is also working nearby on the 8th Street Bridges Replacement Project.

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