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U.S. 101: McCullough Bridge Painting

Construction Phase

Region 3: Southwestern Oregon (Coos Bay, North Bend, Coos)


​The paint on the steel truss section of McCullough Bridge is deteriorating and rust is visible in numerous areas. This three-year project (2019-22) will remove the rust, replace rivets, repair damaged steel, and paint the steel truss.​​​​​​​​

Impacts

Construction Impacts

A work enclosure will be constructed to prevent debris from falling onto the roadway and into the water below.

Traffic: One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction most of the time. Some nighttime lane closures will be needed to repair steel and install or move the work enclosure.

Sidewalks: One sidewalk will remain open at all times for pedestrians, including disabled individuals. 

Crosswalks: Pedestrians will be able to cross U.S. 101 at either end of the bridge. At the south end, a temporary crosswalk will be installed at Ferry Road. A crosswalk is already located north of the bridge at East Bay Drive.

Bicycles: Bicyclists will still be able to use the beacons at either end of the bridge to ride on the travel lanes. Others will have the opportunity to walk their bikes on the one open sidewalk.

Schedule

The project bid on October 18, 2018. The contract was awarded to Vimas Painting Company Inc. (Lowellville, Ohio) on December 10, 2018.

Construction began in April 2019. A temporary crosswalk at Ferry Road was completed in July 2019. All other work is scheduled to be completed by October 2021. 

The contractor will likely suspend work in November due to winter weather conditions and resume construction in the spring.

Details

About

McCullough Bridge was opened in 1936 and the mile-long structure provides a vital transportation link between the city of North Bend and northern Coos County.

Over the last decade, the bridge has seen two major rehabilitation projects. This includes replacing the rail, resurfacing the deck, and applying a cathodic protection treatment to the concrete sections of the bridge to prevent corrosion. However, the bridge needs more work.

The paint on the steel truss section of McCullough Bridge is deteriorating and rust is visible in numerous areas. This project will remove the rust, replace rivets, repair damaged steel, and paint the steel truss.

Location

N/A | ​U.S. 101 (​Oregon Coast Highway) milepost 233-234. Project is located at the north end of North Bend.

Cost and Funding

Funding: $38,419,726.00 (Statewide Transportation Improvement Program)

Total project cost: $37,755,514.53​ (estimate)

Successful bid amount: $31,382,069.00 (October 18, 2019)

(Cost and funding figures were updated Sept. 26, 2019.)

Contractor

​Vimas Painting Company Inc. (Lowellville,Ohio)

Additional Information

​Repair and rehabilitation work have been taking place on McCullough Bridge since 2007. The most recent project addressed the north section of the bridge.

Visit the project website at www.McCulloughBridge.com​.

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Public Information Officer
Dan Latham
Email
Dan.Latham@odot.state.or.us
Phone
541-957-3601

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Last Updated

9/26/2019 1:25 PM

Project Number

18914

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