The Astoria-Megler Bridge is a multi-span bridge over four miles in length. The bridge was built back in 1966.
Removing the original paint that may contain lead.
Painting under the bridge deck.
Repairing damaged steel.
Making other repairs as needed.
This work is necessary for the health and longevity of the bridge.
Cost and Funding
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.
When construction begins in 2021, plan for single lane traffic with flaggers and up to 20 minute delays. Lane delays will be allowed anytime on weekdays. Travelers should drive through the area with caution. Oregon State Police will be enforcing the speed limit through the work zone. We anticipate completing construction by the end of 2024.
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