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 work began in March 2018
- Opening of new bridge to traffic Fall (September) 2019
- Removal of detour bridge September 2019
- Completion: Fall 2019
Consultant: OBEC Consulting Engineers
Contractor: JAL Construction, Bend, Oregon
Things to be aware of:
- 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.
- Construction of the Bents and approaches has been completed.
- Bridge Girders will be set in Mid-June with the deck being poured by Mid-July
- $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).