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U.S. 26: Ross Island Bridge Painting

Construction Phase

Region 1: Portland metro and Hood River County (Portland, Multnomah)


​The Oregon Department of Transportation is currently working on a rehabilitation project to repaint the Ross Island Bridge.

Impacts

Traffic Impact

Minimal disruptions to traffic: No weekday traffic impacts will occur from this project. Some night or weekend lane closures will be necessary to move equipment and debris. 

Temporary nighttime delays on the bridge sidewalk (located on the north side): Sidewalk delays are expected while contractors access the work zone beneath the bridge deck. Flaggers will direct sidewalk users and may close the sidewalk for up to 20 minutes at a time at night, Monday through Saturday. ​

No current traffic impacts. Some nighttime and/or weekend lane closures will be necessary at a later time and will be updated here when scheduled.

Construction Impacts

Work areas under the bridge: Because of the bridge’s design, most work will take place under the roadway. A work platform and containment system to catch old paint and debris will be visible under the bridge deck from nearby roadways and viewpoints. 

Noise from sandblasting, rivet removal and rivet replacement: Noise will occur during daytime hours only.

Meetings and Events

Visit the Online Open House for more information about the project.

Details

About

The Ross Island Bridge is showing its age. Contractor crews working for the Oregon Department of Transportation began work in October 2014 to remove paint and rust, make repairs to the structure and repaint the steel supports. The work is expected to occur seasonally over three years.* 

This bridge project focuses on rehabilitating the existing, historic structure. No changes will occur to traffic flow or travel lanes for drivers, bicyclists or pedestrians as a result of this painting project.

This is an image of the project area showing the Ross Island Bridge and surrounding areas.

Project Description: 

  • Structural work (Fall 2014): Crews repaired the bridge’s weathered steel structure by removing rust, replacing rivets and making other structural repairs and improvements. Damaged truss members were replaced and new truss members were added to strengthen the bridge during the first phase. 
  • Painting (2015-2017)*: Crews will remove old paint from the bridge’s steel supports and then repaint them to the historic deep blue-green color over three work seasons (May-October). Crews set up tarps to contain debris associated with sandblasting and painting. Sandblasting and repainting the bridge is in progress. Additional rivet removal and replacement also will occur during painting. Crews will sandblast and repaint in sections, starting on the west end of the bridge and working east. They will move work platforms and the containment system between periods of active painting. 
* Schedules are subject to change due to weather and site conditions.
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Location

US 26 | ​Ross Island Bridge

Cost and Funding

$29,959,067.54

Benefits

  • The Oregon Department of Transportation started a rehabilitation project in fall 2014 to maintain and preserve the bridge’s structural integrity and extend the useful life of this important connection.
  • The project’s first phase, completed in February 2015, repaired the bridge’s weathered steel structure by removing rust, replacing rivets and making other structural repairs and improvements to the bridge. 
  • Damaged truss members were replaced and new truss members were added to strengthen the bridge during the fi rst phase as well. 

What Problem Will This Improve?

The bridge was last painted in the 1960s. Since then, bubbles and cracks have appeared in the paint and rust has formed. The work will preserve the bridge's structural integrity and lengthen the lifespan of this key link in the regional transportation system. 

Additional Information

​​For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735-2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.​​​
  
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Ross Island Bridge Project Logo

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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Dee Hidalgo
Email
Dee.Hidalgo@odot.state.or.us
Phone
503-731-8237

Last Updated

6/13/2017 3:23 PM

Project Number

17523

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