Own a part of Port Angeles history — Eighth Street bridge parts up for sale

PORT ANGELES – Sell you a bridge – that is, part of one?

Parsons subcontractor, Axis Crane of Portland, Ore., has placed a classified advertisement in the Peninsula Daily News seeking buyers for the concrete bollards that once held up the fencing between vehicles and pedestrians on the Tumwater Creek bridge on Eighth Street.

“The ad starts [today] but a lot of people have called already,” said Dick McElligott, construction manager with Axis Crane.

“We’re selling them off at $75 each, but if someone buys a lot, we’ll cut them a break.”

The city’s two aging timber trestle spans across both Tumwater and Valley creeks on Eighth Street are being replaced with new concrete spans during the next 14 months.

Although Parsons RCI Inc. of Sumner is the primary contractor on the $18.4 million city project, Axis Crane is handling the demolition of the twin bridges and the sale of the materials.

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