Park at Bothell Landing Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

Watch the new pedestrian bridge being lifted and set in place.

This project replaces the pedestrian bridge over the Sammamish River at the Park at Bothell Landing. The project will construct a wider timber-truss bridge with a 12-foot wide deck that meets current structural and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. 

The flatter deck and approach grades will provide a fully accessible shared-use, non-motorized path for bicyclists and pedestrians. The design effort will strive to maintain the arched look of the City’s iconic bridge. 

The project will strengthen and enhance Bothell’s network of bike and pedestrian facilities and align with the Park Master Plan. 


Timeline What's Happening

Summer 2018

Design permits submitted.

Winter 2018

Environmental permitting issued.

November 18, 2019

Open House event at Lytle House (9929 NE 180th St.) 
from 5 - 7 p.m.

June 2020

The new bridge was lifted and set in place. It will 
remain closed to the public until contractors finish
work on the bearings/foundation, deck, and railings. 

July 27, 2020

The current bridge is expected to close in preparation
of removal. A revised trail detour will begin.

July 28, 2020

The old bridge was removed.

February 2021

The new bridge is expected to open. The trail is currently
open between Sammamish River Park and Blythe Park
but the detour remains in effect at 102nd Ave. NE.

Project Update

COVID-19 has delayed the manufacturing process of bridge railings due to labor and material shortages. The new bridge is expected to open in February 2021 after railings are delivered and installed. To avoid potentially adverse impacts to the new bridge, temporary railing will not be installed.

Trail Detour

The Sammamish River trail is currently open between Sammamish River Park and Blythe Park. The new bridge is not yet open. The Sammamish River Trail can be accessed from Park at Bothell Landing via the detour to Sammamish River Park. PABLDetourextended

Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions/comments about the project

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The City has received the following grants for the design and construction of this project:

  • $1,175,000 Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) grant
  • $1,080,300 State Recreation and Conservation Office's Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) trails grant

See the presentation to the Parks Board and learn about the bridge