In August 2011, the Oregon Department of Transportation completed a four-year project that will protect the concrete arch sections on the southern half of the bridge from corrosion due to the harsh marine air. A process known as cathodic protection was applied to keep corrosion away from the concrete and the reinforcing steel inside. This work will significantly extend the life of the bridge.
The McCullough Bridge Rehabilitation (north section) project will apply the same treatment to the remainder of the bridge.
Construction on the five-year project began in October 2013.
U.S. 101 (Oregon Coast Highway, MP 233-234). Project is located at the north end of North Bend.
Cost and Funding
Funding: $41,644,000.00 (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program)
Awarded construction contract amount: $22,926,007.50 (Bid let date: August 22, 2013)
Total project cost: $29,324,000.00 (estimate)
Hamilton Construction Co. (Springfield, Oregon)