Alpental Bridge Project
Summer/Fall of 2005
December 2003

The bridge collapsed November 28, 2003 prior to the start of the ski season following heavy snow and rains.  The bridge itself did not delay the opening, but the loss of phone lines and sewer caused by the damage did delay opening the area.

June 7, 2005

Demo of old bridge is completed. Nothing but dirt and rocks left except for a little concrete from the old footings.

June 21, 2005

Hole dug for new footings.

July 17, 2005

More digging....

July 21, 2005

Getting ready for concrete.

August 4, 2005

Concrete has arrived!

August 15, 2005

The bottom part of the footings is completed.  Photo's done by Tomk!

August 25, 2005
August 30, 2005
September 10, 2005

Concrete work complete on both ends.

September 13, 2005

The lumber has arrived.

September 13, 2005

Beams being laid out.

September 21, 2005

Looks as though the bridge will be assembled in the parking lot.

September 28, 2005

I found out the bridge will be assembled in 3 sections.  One section on each end and the middle section after the ends are in place.  If you look closely you can see the other end being assembled across the way.


The other end looks to be close to being completed and waits installation.  I hope to be able to catch the crane in action when it hauls these sections into place.


Crane is moving bridge sections into place.

Photo taken by the Summit At Snoqualmie staff. 

The Summit has recently added
their own progress page w/many
more late-stage photo's.

Summit At Snoqualmie


They are still working on the framing for the center section but all crane work has been completed.

New photo next week.


New roof is going on.


Looks like the plywood on the roof is about half completed.


The plywood is completed on the roof and workers are still hurrying to try and get it completed before opening.


The bridge is pretty much complete except for the roof.  Roofing material sits in the snow waiting for install.  

Unless something unexpected is added, this should be my last installment of the Alpental bridge.