A project is in design for 2015 construction to remove rust and repair & repaint gusset plates of the Tualatin River Bridge on OR99W in the soundbound direction only. The bridge is located between King City and Tualatin.
The Tualatin River Bridge was built in 1929. Recent bridge inspections discovered rust between the gusset plates and steel members. A weight limit on the bridge is currently posted but will be lifted after the project is complete.
Other project elements include disposing of the lead paint using a containment platform. The majority of the work will take place under the southbound bridge. Travelers should expect intermittent lane closures on OR99W southbound during construction.
Photo source: Michael Goff, Bridgehunter.com
For more information, contact Lili Boicourt, ODOT Community Affairs