The Conn Ford Bridge spans the South Umpqua River about one mile west of Roseburg on Melrose Road. The bridge was constructed in 1964, when there was less traffic in the Melrose area, and has reached the end of its originally anticipated lifespan. The bridge has narrow shoulders and the rails do not meet current safety standards.
The bridge received a low sufficiency rating of 9 out of 100 based on three criteria: structural evaluation, obsolescence of design and importance to the public. The Federal Highway Administration uses sufficiency ratings to determine whether a bridge qualifies for repair funding (a score of less than 80) or replacement funding (less than 50).
This project will remove the existing bridge and replace it with a new two-lane structure on the same alignment that meets current standards. The new bridge will contain wide shoulders for pedestrian, bicycle and ADA access across the bridge.
Douglas County: The Conn Ford Bridge is located on Melrose Road, about one mile west of Roseburg.
Cost and Funding
Construction Budget: $22,624,680.25 (responsive bid)
(NOTE: This project will replace two bridges, the Oakland Bridge and the Melrose (Conn Ford) Bridge. Cost and funding breakdowns for each bridge are not available at this time.)
Farline Bridge Inc. (Stayton, Oregon)
Project updates: ODOT will notify the public prior to any road closures or other major traffic impacts. Visit our GovDelivery page to sign up for e-mail updates.
Related project: The Conn Ford (Melrose) Bridge Replacement is part of a two-project bundle that also includes the replacement of the Oakland Bridge on Old Highway 99.
Southwest Oregon projects: Learn about other ODOT projects in Coos, Curry, Douglas, Josephine and Jackson counties.