Denny Creek: The Toughest Bridge Washington State Ever Built

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 6, Pg. 63-65


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The story of how highway planners and engineers in Washington State's Department of Transportation were stopped from building a highway and viaduct through a pristine wilderness is presented. An alternative plan which opponents would deem environmentally compatible was necessary. The basic issue: environmentalists didn't want a highway built through a pristine, wilderness area. The problem was resolved by redesigning the highway, making it a beautiful, elevated roadway and constructing it with minimal disruption to the forest. This project was a nominee for the Outstanding Engineering Achievement of the year.

Subject Headings: ASCE outstanding civil engineering | Construction | Design | Environmental issues | Highways and roads

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