As Interstate 5 passes through Roseburg, it crosses the South Umpqua River at milepost 124.5 near the local V.A. grounds. The southbound and northbound bridges (built in 1955 and 1976, respectively) are located side by side and are known collectively as "Vets Bridge" due to their location and similar appearance.
Both structures are experiencing several problems, which include: failure of the paint covering the steel truss, non-functioning bearings that are caked with debris and dust, minor cracking in the surface of the bridge deck, and failure of the bridge joints.
This project will repaint the steel truss, repair or replace bearings and joints, and seal the cracks on the deck with a thin bonded overlay. The bridge will also be strengthened to better withstand earthquakes.
Interstate 5, MP 124.5 -- Vets Bridge is located in Roseburg, north of the I-5 Harvard interchange (Exit 124).
Cost and FundingFunding: $13,442,000 (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program)
Total project cost: $9,292,403.67 (estimate)
Successful bid: $7,785,634.57
(Cost and funding figures updated March 27, 2019.)
(Central Point, Oregon)
Additional InformationProject website: www.RoseburgVetsBridge.com