Everett's Trestle Bridge reopens after logjam

EVERETT, Wash. — 10/25 Update: Eastbound Highway 2 over Everett's Trestle Bridge reopened around 2 p.m. Friday.

The Washington Department of Transportation said crews inspected the piers and found no damage.

Crews are still working to clear remaining logs below the trestle, WSDOT said.

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Crews are chipping away at a massive logjam at Everett's Trestle Bridge that's kept part of eastbound Highway 2 closed between Everett and Snohomish.

WSDOT brought in a crane, excavator and boats to help remove debris. At times, boat crews used axes and chainsaws to break up the largest pieces.

People who live in the area stopped to watch the work.

"It's almost addicting in a sense watching this, and they have done an amazing job," said John Cannon, who lives nearby."

At one point, officials said logs lined up for about 200 yards.

WSDOT officials said a logjam happens once or twice a year, but this specific one has the potential to damage the bridge.

"There's an awful lot of pressure against the piers. Then you get the swirling, that can have an impact on the piers as well, which is why we need to work a s quick as we can," Terwilliger said.

He said WSDOT has already called in night crews to work past sunset for Thursday too. A full inspection of the bridge will happen after the debris is cleared.

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