Everett’s Grand Avenue Park Bridge, connecting the park with the waterfront district.
The concrete and steel bridge solves a complicated sequence of grade changes and utility needs in an unlikely new form that weaves pedestrian ramps and stairs above, around and inside a sloping truss. The total project cost was about $20 million.
The 257-foot-long, 75-foot-tall asymmetrical weathering steel truss spans from a hillside to a vertical concrete tower. Most of the bridge structure is below Grand Avenue Park.
It carries major utilities while navigating a network of existing electrical lines, a five-lane highway and the BNSF train tracks at the base of an 80-foot-tall steep slope, preserving views from the park above.