June 20, 2013
nations’ infrastructure. Bridge standards have become a hot topic now, especially with about 8,000 bridges
nationwide classified as structurally deficient and twice that with critical support elements, according to the
Federal Highway Administration.
Chelan County, however, doesn’t fit into that national statistic. The Washington State
Transportation Department has been very busy bringing bridges that cross the
to par, as DOT project engineering manager Bob Romine will tell you.
Heavy construction is underway on the George Sellar
Bridge in south Wenatchee and three bridges up the Tumwater Canyon. Numerous benefits come with these projects and
north central Washingtonians can feel assured in the quality of our bridges.