Two bridges in Yakima County, Ellensburg to be replaced

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Federal funds will pay for the replacement of two Central Washington bridges.

In Yakima County, the Pioneer Way bridge will be replaced at Cowiche Creek. That project was awarded $756,800.

Ellensburg was awarded half a million dollars to replace the D Street bridge.

Washington state will receive a portion of the $130 million federal dollars slated for bridge repairs across the country.

WSDOT selected a total of 70 aging bridges to receive repairs or replacements.

The Bridge Replacement Advisory Committee and WSDOT reviewed 87 applications in all.