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

This project is located on the Astoria Megler Bridge on U.S. 101(Pacific Coast Highway).  The bridge is a 3 span steel truss structure, 2,464 feet long built in 1966.
The purpose of the project is to paint the structure above the guardrail and rehabilitate steel components as required. Work includes 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. 
 The project began in 2009.


Construction Overview


Phase 2 includes the coating of both of the towers and all steel below the deck of the main span between the towers.  The contract is for three years. The work started in March, 2016 and the completion date is July 31, 2018.  The work is approximately 50 percent complete as of this date and may be completed early, sometime in the fall of 2017, weather permitting.
Phase 3 consists of recoating the deck trusses outside of the main span and will commence in either 2019 or 2020.
The current scheduled work includes installation of the work containment structures and preparation and coating of the steel beneath the bridge deck.  
During construction plan for single lane traffic with flaggers and up to 20 minute delays.  Lane delays will be allowed anytime on weekdays and weekends.  Travelers should drive through the area with caution.  Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone.   


Project Library
Megler C Advance Plan Set 
Megler C As Built

Public Involvement
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.