County approves contract for bridge inspections

YAKIMA - Yakima County commissioners have approved a contract with Sargent Engineering to conduct load ratings on bridges throughout the county.

Gene Soules, Yakima County bridge engineer, said the contract is for load ratings on both county bridges and some city bridges. He explained that there are 17 bridges that are covered by the contract, including bridges that need to re-inspected, new bridges and bridges that have fallen through the cracks and need to be inspected for the first time.

Soules said once the load ratings have been done there could be some bridges out there in need of new restriction postings.

According to Yakima County, the contract with Sargent Engineering of Olympia is for a maximum $19,484 and runs through July 30.


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