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Ketchikan Herring Cove Bridge Improvement Project

Project No. SFHWY00072/0902043


The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), in cooperation with the Alaska Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), proposes to replace the Herring Cove Bridge #253.

Photo of Herring Cove Bridge  

Project Scope

Replace existing bridge with a new structure that includes pedestrian walkways on both sides. The construction will also include:

  • A temporary detour bridge may be required for the construction of the new bridge. Relocation of overhead electrical and communications utilities;
  • Installation of ADA accessible pedestrian pathways between Wood Road and Powerhouse Road intersections on the west side of the highway, and from Powerhouse Road to the opposite end of the bridge on the east side.
  • Realignment of the Wood Road intersection;
  • Rehabilitation of the road and pavement section on South Tongass Hwy between Wood Road and Powerhouse Road intersections, including guardrail, striping, signing, drainage improvements, and other safety related improvements. 

The purpose of the project is to replace the structurally deficient Herring Cove Bridge with a modern structure and rehabilitation of the road and pavement on South Tongass between Wood Road and Powerhouse Road intersections.