The last of the massive pontoons needed for the new State Route 520 floating bridge will be floating out of their casting basin in Aberdeen next week. The Washington State Department of Transportation tells us since the Winter of 2011, workers in Grays Harbor County have turned out 33 of the bridge’s 77 pontoons.
Representatives from the state including DOT Deputy Secretary Cam Gilmour, Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp, and Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson along with SR 520 Program Administrator Julie Meredith as the final three pontoons will be completed early next week and make their way into Grays Harbor early Tuesday morning. They’ll then be inspected and towed to Lake Washington as ocean conditions allow.