Treasure Island Country Club
- Feb 24, 2012
This Bridge Leads to Treasure
Treasure Island is located in Puget Sound's Case Inlet near Grapeview in Mason County, Washington. Presently a one-lane bridge connects the island with the mainland. The graceful 789-foot one-lane bridge that connects Treasure Island to the mainland is often depicted in drawings and paintings by local artists. There are roughly 250 building lots on the 86-acre island. The lots are owned by a mix of year-round and summer residents, all of whom are members of the Treasure Island Country Club. The Club owns the island's bridge, water system, roads, and dock.
The original timber bridge was built in 1953 with a timber deck, which was replaced with concrete in 1974. Due to deterioration of timber piles and timber caps and extensive repair and/or replacement over the next 5 to 15 years it was determined that the bridge should be replaced.
A Change is Needed
In May, 2009 the TICC (Treasure Island Country Club) Board authorized Exeltech to proceed with the engineering drawings. The new bridge consists of 17 piers, each consisting of a concrete pile cap supported on 3 piles. Epoxy-coated reinforcing steel (ECR rebar) was used to provide corrosion protection to the reinforcing steel. The bridge has a driving width of 22 ft. The bridge construction is expected to be completed in 2012.