Lower Burnett Road Bridge

The Foothills Rails-to Trails coalition of Buckley, Washington working in conjunction with Pierce County, had been seeking a link to connect the north and south sides of the Foothills Trail to replace the original railroad trestle that had been removed some years prior. The result is this stunning Arched Bridge that Western Wood Structures designed, fabricated, and installed.



The use of 3D modeling made possible for the bridge components to be fully fabricated prior to pressure treatment which in turn allowed Western Wood crews to complete the complex installation in less than two months. The overall length of the 3-span bridge is nearly 400 feet including approach spans and when complete the trail will measure more than 28 miles in length.

The use of pressure treated Douglas Fir Glulam as a bridge material perfectly complements the natural beauty of the wooded site.