Memories of the Covington area and changes that have occurred as recalled by a native of the area for over forty years.
Spanning the AgesNovember 20th, 2012 at Tue, 20th, 2012 at 10:34 pm by Rick Bergum
Bridges were few and far between in the Covington area when I was young. A few small bridges spanned creeks or rivers here and there, but in the last 30 years they have become abundant.
Think about all the bridges in the Covington area now. The Hwy 18 bridge over Kent-Kangley (or overpass if you want to be technical), the Covington Way bridge over Hwy 18, the SE 256th bridge over Hwy 18, the bridges over creeks and waterways near the Hobart-Issaquah exit, the Hwy 18 bridge near the Tahoma Middle School and the old Taylor Creek Golf Course (now a church), the smaller bridges around the local area that span creeks where housing developments or roadway improvements have demanded them and more.
As the area grows and more infrastructure emerges, bridges will be a normal part of the landscape but rarely noticed by busy commuters using them every day.