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Astoria Megler Bridge Painting - Phases 2 and 3
Project Purpose and Need

This project, located on the Pacific Coast Highway Bridge N0. 07949C, is a 3 span
steel truss structure, 2464 feet long built in 1966. The purpose of the project is
to paint the structure above the guardrail and rehabilitate steel components as
required. The bridge is needed to transport vehicles on the Pacific Coast Highway 9
(US 101). Work will include removing the original lead containing paint plus any
subsequent added paint, re-painting, repairing areas where corrosion has damaged the
steel, and making other repairs as required.

Construction Overview

Phase 2 will involve coating all steel below the deck of the highway.  The expected
construction timing is 1 year from January 2016 through December 2016.                  

Phase 3 consists of recoating the steel below the bridge deck on the southern side of the Columbia River Bridge along U.S. 101 north of Astoria.

The current scheduled work includes installation of the work containment structures and preparation and coating of the steel beneath the bridge deck.  Flaggers will control single lane traffic during construction activities as required.  Lane delays will be allowed anytime on weekdays and weekends.  Expect delays of up to 20 minutes and drive through the area with caution.  Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone area.  The project is scheduled to be completed in September

Traffic could be restricted to one-lane for a maximum delay of 20 minutes in either
direction through the established work zone.

Project Library
Megler C Advance Plan Set 
Megler C As Built

Public Involvement

Construction on the project began in 2009. During construction plan for single lane traffic with flaggers and up to 20 minute delays.
Please check our weekly construction updatesfor more information.


Please contact the Project Leader with questions or comments. Media inquiries should be referred to the Public Information Officer.