State, Bremerton come to agreement over bulging sewer pipes

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — After years of legal wrangling, the city of Bremerton and the state Department of Transportation have reached agreement over sagging sewer lines under the Manette Bridge.

The Kitsap Sun reports that in 2010 the state was trying to build a new Manette Bridge when they discovered a sewer line buried where the architects had planned a bridge piling. They rerouted the sewer lines, only for the city to discover they were sagging in 2011. The sagging can send discharge into the Port Washington Narrows.

Four years after the city wrote the letter, the saga appears to be coming to a close.

To repair the issue, the state Department of Transportation will pay the city $250,000, under an agreement subject to approval by the Bremerton City Council at its June 17 meeting.