Project Description: Replace the existing one-lane bridge with a new two-lane bridge. The current bridge, built in 1958, is reaching the end of its functional life and is weight-limited. The 18-month construction project includes building a temporary detour bridge, removing the old bridge, building the new bridge and then removing the detour bridge.
Status:Site preparation beginning in March 2018
- Site preparation: March 2018
- Bid: Fall 2017
- Completion: Fall 2019
Contact: Stan Monte, Project Manager, email@example.com or 503-742-4678
Consultant: OBEC Consulting Engineers
Contractor: JAL Construction, Bend, Oregon
Things to be aware of:
- Trees are being removed early to avoid any conflicts with nesting birds.
- Work in the water is limited by law to strict time periods (known as the "in-water work window"), generally 6 weeks during the summer
- There may be delays of up to 20 minutes, but no complete closure is scheduled. If there is a need for a closure of longer than 20 minutes, area residents will be notified at least 24 hours in advance and accommodations will be made for emergency vehicles, as needed.
- Preparing the site for construction – staking, posting signs, tree removal, etc.
- $2.9 million -- Federal Highway Administration Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program
- $330,000 -- County Road Fund
You may be interested to know:
- The bridge is a critical life line for residents, as this is the sole access to several homes
- The bridge is considered structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
- The bridge has three spans (100-foot steel pony truss and two timber approach spans).
Elk Park Road
Sideview of the Bridge
Underside of the Bridge