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Patterson Bridge Project
Construction Update

Isaac Lee Patterson Memorial Bridge (U.S. Highway 101)
The $18.4 million rehabilitation project is scheduled for completion in 2005. Cathodic and scour protection work will increase the life of the historical bridge, which was designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, for future generations with innovative construction technology. The new bridge railing will meet today’s safety standards while maintaining the bridge’s aesthetic beauty.
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Latest update as of Friday, April 15, 2005
  • The bridge containment removal is nearly complete. The cathodic and scour protection work below the deck is complete with only minor touch-ups remaining.
  • Work is now focused on the bridge rail. Traffic is reduced to one lane with flaggers to accommodate work trucks in the roadway. Please be observant of flaggers and exercise caution when driving on the bridge.
  • The final section of work bridge will be removed by crane beginning April 25, lasting about two weeks as weather permits. Please exercise caution when boating near the bridge.
  • The western sidewalk is now open and the eastern sidewalk is closed. Pedestrians should use extreme caution and obey traffic control directions from the flaggers.
  • The decorative lighting system is being installed. Agreements are being worked out between ODOT and the community regarding maintenance and operation of the decorative lighting.
 
For more information contact ODOT Senior Project Inspector Wade Luckman at ODOT's Gold Beach field office (51) 247-0850. He can also be reached via email at Wade.Luckman@odot.state.or.us. If you would like to receive email updates on the bridge progress, Click here.