Stewart Road/8th Street White River Bridge

Location: Stewart Road at the White River

Ideal Project Completion*: 2025

Description: This project will replace existing 2-lane bridge with a new 74-foot wide bridge with two unequal length spans. The new structure will accommodate 4 vehicle lanes, a sidewalk, and a trail crossing.

Benefits: The new bridge will alleviate the current bottleneck in the corridor to allow better traffic flow. The bridge will also support safe pedestrian movement across the bridge and connect to existing pedestrian facilities.

Map showing project area on Stewart Rd/8th Street over White River.
Preliminary Plan of 8th Street E bridge showing Typical Sections for Phase I and Phase II

Location: Stewart Road at the White River

Ideal Project Completion*: 2025

Description: This project will replace existing 2-lane bridge with a new 74-foot wide bridge with two unequal length spans. The new structure will accommodate 4 vehicle lanes, a sidewalk, and a trail crossing.

Benefits: The new bridge will alleviate the current bottleneck in the corridor to allow better traffic flow. The bridge will also support safe pedestrian movement across the bridge and connect to existing pedestrian facilities.

Map showing project area on Stewart Rd/8th Street over White River.
Preliminary Plan of 8th Street E bridge showing Typical Sections for Phase I and Phase II

  • Stewart Road Bridge at the top of Sumner's 2021 Washington State Legislative Agenda

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    The Stewart Road Bridge Replacmeent Project is the #1 priority on Sumner's 2021 Legislative Agenda, requesting $7 Million for the project. This document is produced for lawmakers looking to local municipal governments to understand their needs and priorities. Funding this project would enable the project to progress through to Construction, completing the corridor, relieving congestion, and opening up the available floodplain for the White RIver. Completing this project would be the crowning achievement for a corridor 30 years in the making. Check out the entire Sumner legislative agenda here:

    2021 Sumner Legislative Agenda

  • Pierce County Finalizes Support for Stewart Road Bridge Project

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    In December 2020, The Pierce County Council in conjunction with the County Executive entered into a formal Interlocal Agreement to provide funding to the Stewart Road Bridge Construction Phase for $4.26 Million. A thank you to all of those that see the importance of completing this regional corridor. With these funds secured, the project construction is just over 50% funded, most of the way toward our goal!

  • Stewart Road Bridge Replacement Awarded Port of Tacoma Grant

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    In 2020, Sumner was awarded a $50,000 grant through the Port of Tacoma Local Economic Development Fund to support the project design phase. These funds will be spent directly on transportation-related design expenses to help the City advance the project through the design process. A big "Thank You" to the Port in supporting this important regional project!

  • White River Restoration Includes Stewart Road Bridge Project

    The Stewart Road Bridge is one portion of Sumner's initiative to improve flooding and protect fish, habitat, and the environment for future generations.

    See the video below for an introduction to Sumner's efforts along the White River. The Stewart Road Bridge project is one project in the restoration effort that will not only improve an undersized roadway but also benefit the river system right at and downstream of Stewart Road!


    Sumner's White River Restoration




  • Public Outreach Period Closes October 31

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    View Flood Inundation Impacts Memo in Document Library or at: https://sumnerwa.gov/stewart-road-bridge-public-notice/

    The City of Sumner will hold a public comment period from October 1st, 2019 to October 31st, 2019 regarding the flood inundation extent impacts memorandum for the Stewart Road Bridge Replacement Project. An open house meeting is scheduled to be held on October 15th at Sumner City Hall at the address below from 5pm to 7pm to discuss the memorandum, among other topics.

    Any persons desiring to submit written comments concerning this project may submit written comments or requests to the City of Sumner, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner, WA 98390 ATTN: Michael Kosa. More Info: (253)299-5709.

    The project will replace the existing 2-lane bridge with a new bridge accommodating 4 vehicle lanes, a sidewalk, and a trail. The new bridge will alleviate the current bottleneck in the corridor to allow better traffic flow and connect to existing pedestrian facilities. The new bridge is not expected to have significant environmental impacts related to sediment transport or projected floodplain extents.

    The City of Sumner hereby gives public notice that it is the City’s policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any activity for which the City of Sumner receives federal financial assistance.

    Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the City of Sumner. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the City of Sumner within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.

    Any citizen or group that feels they have been the victim of discriminatory treatment in violation of this policy should report this concern to Michael Kosa, Associate City Engineer, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner, WA 98390, or (253) 299-5709.


  • Upcoming Public Outreach for Environmental Documents

    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    While the existing bridge holds back a small amount of sediment due to its pier design, the new bridge will block less sediment, resulting in quicker sediment transport downsteream over the life of the bridge. A recent project environmental report analyzes the impact of this sediment transport.

    We will be initiating an official public comment period in Fall 2019 to meet requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, but you can take a look at the documents now in the documents section of this site.



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