View of Fryingpan Creek Bridge as viewed from the creek bank and looking up towards the arch of the bridge and surrounding vegetation.

Fryingpan Creek Bridge Replacement Project

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The National Park Service (NPS) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, Western Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA), proposes to replace the historic Fryingpan Creek Bridge. The bridge is located in the northeastern area of Mount Rainier National Park along the Sunrise Road. The Sunrise Road is a 15-mile section of highway that provides the sole vehicular access from Mather Memorial Highway (Highway 410) to the Sunrise Developed Area and White River Campground with the park.

Fryingpan Creek Bridge is located approximately 3 miles west of the White River Entrance and Ranger Station. The bridge is rated as of "major" concern in the most recent FHWA Bridge Inspection Report. The Fryingpan Creek Bridge remains safe for continued use at reduced loads and with frequent inspections, however extensive rehabilitation or replacement is necessary to ensure continued vehicular access to this popular area within Mount Rainier National Park.

Contact Information

Teri Tucker, Planning & Compliance Lead, (360) 569-6507