The bridge was built in 1963 and with heavy traffic usage, deterioration and direct exposure to the elements, and rapid changes in temperature, the bridge is in need of repair.
With more than 20,000 vehicles a day on average using it, the bridge connects Astoria with the other communities on U.S. 101 and is an important life line in Clatsop County. Making the necessary repairs enables the bridge to continue as a critical part of the North Coast transportation network.
The project work includes raising the lift span tower bracing above the high route clearance requirement, replacing rocker bearings, repairing the damaged concrete with galvanic cathodic protection, and replacing compression joint seals.
- Repair damaged concrete
- Install cathodic protection
- Replace joints
- Bearing replacement
- Raise the lift span tower
Youngs Bay along between Astoria and Warrenton.
Cost and Funding
$12.4 million, with funding coming from the ODOT Bridge Program