Thank you Grants Pass!
We had a great turnout for the Caveman
Bridge open house March 15.
We even had some special visitors who are looking
forward to the rehabilitation project when it begins later this summer, after
this Labor Day.
Moving Ahead with ODOT - Caveman Bridge story
Project Video (February 2017)
Total Projected Cost
Sept. 5, 2017- Feb. 2019
Bids: May 11, 2017
landmark concrete ‘through arch’ Caveman Bridge opened to traffic in 1931.
Designed by famed bridge builder Conde McCullough, it’s in need of repair. More
than 18,600 vehicles cross the bridge daily and is rated as ‘structurally
& Scope: There is cracked, broken
concrete and exposed rebar, failed joints and delamination of the bridge deck.
This project will rehabilitate the nearly 550 foot long structure - including grinding off the existing asphalt
road surface and replace it with a microsilica deck. Add-on street lights from
the 1960s or 70s may also be removed. Scope is still being refined by technical
timing: ODOT Bridge estimates
this may be a 14 month project, with total contract time of 17 months.
There will be 12 non-consecutive
full night closures off the bridge.Detours will be in place.
Single lane closures at
night 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. will occur regularly throughout the project.
Traffic may be held for
up to 20 min. during these night time single lane closures.
- Sun.12 a.m. thru Mon. 7 a.m.
- Mon. thru Thurs. – 7 p.m.- 7 a.m.
- Thurs. 12 a.m. thru Friday 7 a.m.
No work, under the north
end of bridge – 7:30 am to 9:00 pm May 1 thru Sept. 30, 2018 for Hellgate Jet
No work during the 2018
Boatnik Celebration, May 24 - 28, 2018
No work during Concerts
in the Park - 6:30 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays, June 19 through Aug. 7, 2018
No lane closures during :
Back to the 50s Cruise and Josephine Co.
Spring 2015 - Project Development Team narrows scope, design
May 11, 2017 - Project bid
July 2017 - Sept. 2018 - Construction
Project Fast Facts
Location – Oregon 99-Caveman Bridge
Overall budget - $5.3 million
Construction/Contract timeline – Sept. 5, 2017- February 2019
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