Fish-friendly Bridge Project Underway in Washington

Oct 27, 2019


Welcome to McKenna John J Architect, a leading firm in the field of Heavy Industry and Engineering - Architecture. In this post, we are thrilled to share details about our latest project, the fish-friendly bridge underway in Washington. This innovative endeavor aims to incorporate environmental sustainability into engineering and architectural design, ensuring the well-being of aquatic life and enhancing the natural ecosystem.

Preserving Aquatic Life

Our fish-friendly bridge project in Washington focuses on maintaining the delicate balance between human infrastructure and the environment. By implementing technologically advanced solutions, we aim to preserve aquatic life and allow for uninterrupted migration patterns.

Bridge Design

The bridge design plays a pivotal role in its fish-friendly attributes. Our team of expert architects has incorporated several key elements:

  • Openings for Fish Passage: The bridge features strategically placed openings that allow fish to swim through and continue their migration routes. These carefully planned and engineered openings ensure minimal disruption to the natural habitat.
  • Water Flow Optimization: We have utilized cutting-edge hydrodynamics simulations to optimize water flows. This ensures that fish can swim efficiently and effortlessly beneath the bridge, improving their journey.
  • Substrate Enhancement: The bridge base incorporates substrate enhancements, such as rocks and gravels, to mimic natural riverbed conditions. This provides a suitable environment for fish to rest and find food during their migration.

Environmental Impact

Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond fish passage. The fish-friendly bridge project also addresses several environmental concerns:

Habitat Conservation

The bridge design takes into account the preservation of existing habitats around the construction site. By using elevated piers and minimizing the bridge's footprint, we minimize disturbances to surrounding flora and fauna, ensuring the continued health of the ecosystem.

Stormwater Management

Effective stormwater management is crucial for preventing pollution and maintaining water quality. Our bridge project incorporates innovative techniques, such as green roofs and permeable surfaces, to minimize stormwater runoff and promote natural filtration processes.


In conclusion, the fish-friendly bridge project underway in Washington by McKenna John J Architect showcases our commitment to sustainable engineering and architecture. By implementing fish passage solutions and addressing environmental concerns, we strive to create a harmonious coexistence between human structures and the natural world. Contact us today to learn more about our projects and how we can assist you in your architectural needs.

Rita Scroggin
Looking forward to seeing the positive impact of this fish-friendly bridge on the surrounding ecosystem.
Nov 10, 2023
Coleman Easley
Great to see an emphasis on ecological sustainability in engineering projects!
Aug 17, 2023
I'm looking forward to the positive impact this fish-friendly bridge will bring to the region.
Aug 6, 2023
Gary Peacock
It's great to see eco-friendly initiatives gaining momentum in construction projects!
Jul 17, 2023
Ed Esposito
It's inspiring to see the construction industry embracing environmentally friendly practices.
Jun 28, 2023
Chevy Fivestars
The combination of engineering and environmental consciousness is a step in the right direction.
Jun 2, 2023
Duncan Whiteside
This project aligns with the importance of environmental stewardship and responsible construction.
May 16, 2023
Ravindra Harsoor
The incorporation of sustainable practices in construction should be celebrated.
May 10, 2023
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I appreciate the efforts to promote biodiversity in construction initiatives.
Apr 9, 2023
Rachel Morris
Projects with a positive impact on the environment deserve recognition.
Mar 1, 2023
Bill Lamond
I'm impressed by the efforts to balance infrastructure development and wildlife conservation.
Feb 13, 2023
Jacqueline Ong
The integration of eco-friendly solutions in infrastructure projects is a step in the right direction.
Dec 26, 2022
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I'm glad to see efforts being made to protect the aquatic environment. This project aligns with environmental responsibility.
Oct 28, 2022
Michael Koch
This project highlights the importance of coexisting with the natural world.
Sep 17, 2022
Jordan Black
I commend the commitment to integrating wildlife-friendly features in construction projects.
Sep 3, 2022
Ana Sirbu
It's heartening to see organizations taking steps to minimize their impact on natural habitats.
Jul 24, 2022
Gary Mortensen
I'm impressed by the commitment to creating infrastructure that respects and supports the local ecosystem.
Jul 16, 2022
Christine Luby
It's crucial to prioritize the well-being of fish and other aquatic creatures. Good work!
Jun 14, 2022
The integration of wildlife-friendly infrastructure is a step in the right direction for sustainable development.
Apr 15, 2022
Tony Nimnualanant
I'm excited to see the positive impact this project will have on the local ecosystem 🐟
Feb 18, 2022
Brittany Durkin
As an environmentalist, I'm glad to see projects like this taking place.
Jan 13, 2022
Eric Davies
I appreciate the focus on sustainability and conservation in engineering projects.
Dec 25, 2021
Kelly Rapuano
The focus on minimizing disruption to the natural habitat is commendable.
May 28, 2021
Satishkumar Rajagopal
I appreciate the efforts to consider the environment when building infrastructure. Well done!
Apr 16, 2021
This is a great initiative to protect and support aquatic life. Kudos to the team!
Apr 13, 2021
Allan Konar
I hope more projects follow suit and prioritize the well-being of wildlife.
Jan 12, 2021
Melinda Schultz
I value projects that prioritize the conservation of aquatic life. It's a commendable initiative.
Dec 23, 2020
Kyle Tannery
The consideration for the environment in engineering projects is essential for a balanced ecosystem.
Oct 31, 2020
Jodi Holzband
This bridge project demonstrates the importance of harmonizing infrastructure with the environment.
Oct 22, 2020
Nina Mohebbi
It's heartening to witness projects that support the local ecosystem.
Oct 12, 2020
Sarah Kirk
Preserving the environment while advancing infrastructure is a win-win. Great job!
Sep 2, 2020
Emma Ewel
Kudos to the team for prioritizing the well-being of aquatic life in their designs.
Jun 6, 2020
Jackie Franchi
Sustainable construction projects like this are pivotal for a thriving ecosystem.
Apr 26, 2020
Andrew Furbee
Glad to hear about the bridge project that supports the natural habitat. It's an important aspect of responsible construction.
Mar 25, 2020
Michael Chiang
Environmental considerations should always be an integral part of construction endeavors.
Mar 16, 2020
Diane Rogers
Looking forward to the successful completion of this environmentally conscious project.
Mar 8, 2020
Stephen Bazley
Nature-friendly projects like this set an example for the construction industry. Thumbs up!
Jan 26, 2020
Marloes Oever
I'm glad to see a focus on the welfare of aquatic life in infrastructure development.
Jan 12, 2020
Joseph Rigby
This is such a crucial project for preserving the local environment. 🐟
Jan 11, 2020
The commitment to wildlife preservation in engineering endeavors is commendable.
Dec 25, 2019