Poulsbo company submits low bid of $204 million for Hood Canal Bridge/graving yard project

Peninsula Daily News

Port Angeles, WA - A Poulsbo company is the apparent low bidder for the state Department of Transportation's massive graving yard and Hood Canal Bridge project set to begin construction later this summer.

``This is exciting,'' project manager Ron Lewis said at Transportation's headquarters in Olympia after the bids were opened in a packed room Wednesday morning.

``This project's sheer size was one of the reasons I took this job.''

Kiewit-General of Poulsbo. a joint operation of Kiewit Building Group and General Construction, submitted the apparent low bid of $204 million on Wednesday.

The project includes building the Port Angeles graving yard -- big enough to hold five Navy battleships side by side -- then using it to build pontoons and concrete anchors for the eastern half replacement of the 42-year-old Hood Canal Bridge, which links Jefferson and Kitsap counties.


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