PCL Awarded Major Bridge Project in Tacoma, Washington

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TACOMA, WASHINGTON -- The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that PCL Construction Services, Inc. (Seattle) has been awarded a $47-million contract to rehabilitate the Murray Morgan Bridge for the City of Tacoma. 
The project involves rehabilitation of the 99-year-old vertical lift bridge. The project scope consists of reducing the lanes of traffic from four lanes of vehicular traffic to two. The remaining two lanes will be converted for use as bicycle and pedestrian lanes. The bridge was closed to traffic in October 2007, owing to concerns about the structure’s capacity. Additional project elements include reinforcing and painting the steel structure, and upgrading the mechanical and electrical systems to allow traffic resumption on the bridge. This bridge is one of the few Waddell Harrington vertical lift bridges operating in the western US and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
The project is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2012.

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