How to get a bridge construction permit
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has begun issuing bridge construction permits for the next several weeks.
The agency will issue about 30 permits for construction of a bridge, and it will issue another permit to the first contractor.
The process will take about a week, WSDOT said.
The bridge construction process is complicated.
A lot of things have to be done.
You need to be licensed, you need to have a permit, you have to submit a plan, you’ll need a crane, you also have to put up some sort of safety system for pedestrians, etc., WSDOMs website states.
The project must be completed by April 8, 2020.
A construction permit is the most expensive part of the process, so a lot of people are looking to get it done quickly, WSU Construction and Construction Supervisor Ryan W. Pritchard said.
“We can get it going in a day or two, but there’s some things that need to happen before we can get any construction started,” he said.
Some construction workers have already started work on the bridge.
On Tuesday, workers in the city of Johnsburg, north of Seattle, completed the bridge’s new pedestrian bridge.
The city plans to complete the $25 million project in 2021.
The new bridge connects to the existing Johnstown Bridge, which opened in 2010.
A total of 573 people have applied for a construction permit for the bridge, according to WSDO, and more than 2,200 people have submitted plans for construction, according the agency.
The permits are only for the first bridge, so it’s up to the contractor to get the other permits.