Parish Creek Fish Barrier Replacement

Project Overview

Project goals include the following:

  • Replace the existing fish barrier culvert the crosses W Belfair Highway at Parish Creek with a 2-lane bridge. The existing 48-inch culvert is classified as a complete fish passage barrier by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The bridge and reconstructed stream reach will provide for passage of native fish including coho and steelhead.
  • Mitigate recurrent flooding at the crossing location by removing the flow constriction caused by the existing culvert.  

Project Status

The project is currently in preliminary design for a Fish Barrier Removal Board (FBRB) grant application. If the grant is awarded, final design will be completed in 2026.  Public meetings are not currently planned. Bidding is planned for fall 2026 and construction is planned for summer 2027. No pre-bid walk through date has been set.


Project design is currently funded by the stormwater utility fund.  An application for FBRB grant funding for final design construction will be submitted on January 18, 2024. If awarded, grant funding will be available in July 2024.


  • Grant application dues – January 18, 2024
  • Grant funding awarded – July 2024
  • Final Design completed – Summer 2026 
  • Bid advertisement for construction – November 2026
  • Construction initiated – June 2027
  • Construction complete – November 2027

Contact Us

David Dinkuhn, PE
Project Manager, City of Bremerton Engineering Division
Ph: 360-473-5331

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Project Location

Parish CreekGraphic 1. Project Location Map

Parish CreekGraphic 2. Existing Culvert Outfall (48” CMP)

Parish CreekGraphic 3. Fishway Downstream of Outfall