The Northeast 12th Street Pedestrian Bridge, that first went up in 1969, is set to come down this spring.
The bridge, which runs along 108th Street and 110th Avenue Northeast, was originally constructed as a safe walking path to the old Ashwood Elementary School. The 386 foot-long arch overpass was renovated in 1996 and 2007. According to City of Bellevue Transportation, after being inspected in May 2018 by King County Bridge crews, engineers discovered rot on a bridge support that compromised the structure.
Due to the cost of repairing the arch structure, which would be $6 million, a determination was made to demolish the bridge at a lesser cost of $310,000.
With the structure already being closed and moving forward, the roadway crossing at the intersection nearby is a shorter, alternative option for pedestrians.