The Port of Cascade Locks, which owns and maintains the Bridge of the Gods, is implementing a new over-dimension policy for its bridge that spans the Columbia River.
Effective April 1, 2018, the Port will require trucks over 10 feet in width or over 14 feet in height to apply for a single trip permit at least 24 hours in advance. With a permit, the bridge can accommodate up to a 16 foot wide load and up to a maximum of 14 feet 6 inches in height.
Due to the narrow bridge roadway, the Port also requires the use of a pilot car (for both over width or over height loads) to stop traffic on the opposite side of the bridge. The Port will charge a $10 processing fee for its permit, which will be available at the Bridge Toll Booth, Port Office and the Port web page.
Over dimension trucks arriving at the bridge to cross without the Port-issued permit will be assigned a $25 charge. The Bridge of the Gods has an 80,000 pound weight limit, and the Port will not approve any over weight trucks. Over-dimension permits issued by ODOT Motor Carrier are NOT valid for crossing the Bridge of the Gods. Review the provisions of your Oregon-issued over-dimension permit before moving an oversize load in Oregon.
For questions about the Bridge of the Gods permit, contact the Port of Cascade Locks at 541-374-2418.