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Project Details

Astoria-Megler Bridge Painting Phases 2 and 3

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Astoria, Clatsop)

We will repair damaged steel and repaint the bridge above the guardrail.​


Traffic Impact

​During construction plan for single lane traffic with flaggers and up to 20 minute delays. Lane delays will be allowed anytime on weekdays and weekends. Travelers should drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone.   

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​This project is located on the Astoria Megler Bridge on U.S. 101. The bridge is a 3 span steel truss structure, 2,464 feet long built in 1966.

Work includes: 

  • Removing the original lead containing paint as well as any added paint.

  • Painting the bridge above the guadrails.

  • Repairing damaged steel. 

  • Making other repairs as needed. 

This work is necessary for the health and longevity of the bridge.


U.S. 101 |  ​Astoria

Cost and Funding

​$20 million

Additional Information

Phase 2 has been completed and included the coating of both of the towers and all steel below the deck of the main span between the towers. The work started in March 2016 and was completed in the summer of 2018. 

Phase 3 consists of recoating the deck trusses outside of the main span and will commence in 2021.

The work includes building structures to prevent or contain any paint and debris from falling into the Columbia River.

Contacts & Media

Project Contacts

Resident Engineer
Jayson Buchholz

Public Information Officer
Lou Torres

Last Updated

12/5/2019 8:01 AM

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