Jim King, PE, SE
Jim King has 35 years of experience in the design and analysis of steel and concrete bridges, earth retaining structures, and waterfront facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. His design experience includes project management, preliminary and final designs, specifications, cost estimates, and inspections of new and existing bridges, marine and timber structures, and other types of structures. Jim’s designs have received numerous prestigious design awards presented by CECW, ACEC, AISC, and the Portland Cement Association.
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1965
BS, Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1961
City of Everett, Broadway Avenue Bridge Replacement | Everett, WA
Senior Structural Engineer. Prepared a TS&L report that provided three options for the bridge replacement. Jim is leading the design of the chosen alternative and will lead the construction management. Special considerations include keeping two lanes of vehicular traffic open over the bridge and the BNSF and Sound Transit lines operable during construction, accommodating current railroad clearance standards by raising the roadway grade, and aesthetic considerations due to the project’s location in the central business district.
Skagit River System Cooperative, Illabot Creek Bridge Design | Skagit County, WA
Senior Structural Engineer. Was lead design engineer for a concept study for three short bridges for waterway restoration of Illabot Creek as salmon habitat.
City of Everett, Screen House Pedestrian Bridge Replacement | Everett, WA
Project Engineer. Produced PS&E to replace a deteriorated concrete bridge located over sensitive water intake pipes at the Everett Water Filter Plant. The bridge spans 90 feet from the Lake Champlain South Dam to the existing Screen House building. The proposed lightweight steel pedestrian bridge design is currently being advanced to bid documents with construction planned for late 2013.
City of Tacoma, Tacoma Avenue South Bridge Rehabilitation | Tacoma, WA
Senior Structural Engineer. Working on the rehabilitation and widening of this 333-foot-long steel girder bridge with six spans and end skew. The bridge, constructed in 1930, carries Tacoma Avenue South over Tacoma Way South and Sound Transit /Tacoma Rail tracks. It is currently being designed for repair of the localized heavy corrosion on the existing steel elements and replacement of the exterior girders to accommodate a five-foot widening. This project is federally funded through BRAC and construction is planned for 2014.
Cities of Mount Vernon & Burlington, Riverside Dr. Bridge Replacement | Skagit County, WA
Senior Structural Engineer. Led the structures portion of the 840-foot-long, four-lane bridge with sidewalks across the Skagit River between Burlington and Mount Vernon. Responsible for geometric design of the curved bridge structure composed of field spliced post-tensioned concrete girders (W94MG sections) supported on 10-foot diameter drilled shafts as deep as 100 feet.
Skagit County, Samish River Prairie Road Bridge Deck Repair | Skagit County, WA
Project Engineer. Project and design engineer for bridge deck surface replacement and bridge strengthening to accommodate new crash tested bridge railings. After inspection revealed the bridge deck had scaling over 25 percent of its area and exhibited numerous transverse surface cracks, Skagit Co. secured BRAC federal funding for its rehabilitation. The chosen alternative included scarification of the bridge deck, installation of a new overlay system, and new crash tested railings. A post-rehabilitation load rating was also provided.