Simpson Avenue Bridge Opening Projected for Early January

HOQUIAM, Wash. – The Washington State Department of transportation tells Hoquiam Businesses that the Simpson Avenue Bridge should be open between the first and second week of January. The department made the announcement at the Hoquiam Business Association meeting earlier this week. WSDOT closed the bridge to motorists in August after noticing unusual movement on the bridge and then discovering severe erosion and degradation of the timber piles that support the bridge’s concrete piers.