Taylor Flats Road is a major arterial two-lane road linking the northwestern region of Franklin County directly to Interstate-182 interchange. It provides an alternate route between SR-24 (Othello) to the I-182 urban growth area (Pasco/Richland/Kennewick). Taylor Flats carries the highest volume of traffic in the County's unincorporated roadway system with more than 6,000 vehicles (16% truck traffic).
Taylor Flats Bridge's width was 24 feet and too narrow for this level of traffic, rendering the structure functionally obsolete.
The deficient bridge was replaced with a 80-foot-long single span concrete girder bridge. The new bridge is now 40' wide, allowing a safer crossing. Only positive community feedback has been received from the time it was opened to the public.