Coast Guard Pacific Northwest seeks public comment on BNSF bridge proposal

SEATTLE — The Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has received an application from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company requesting approval of the location and plans for a replacement bridge to be constructed across the Little White Salmon River in Skamania County, WA, at latitude 45°42’40.5″ N., Longitude: 121°38’54.7″ W.

The proposed project consists of removing the existing bridge, consisting of three in-water piers and replacing it with a new bridge that will span the entire waterway without in-water piers.

The complete public notice including a brief summary of project impacts, a map of the location, and plans for the proposed bridge replacement can be viewed and printed here.

Parties wishing to make comments concerning the proposed project or to seek further information regarding the same should contact the Commander Thirteenth Coast Guard District, Attn: Bridge Administrator (dpw) via email, phone, or written correspondence.

Such request should be sent to arrive on or before July 12, 2019.

The Bridge Administrator is Mr. Steven Fischer and may be contacted at (206) 220-7282; by email at, or by mail at 915 Second Avenue, Suite 3510, Seattle, WA. 98174-1067.

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