The Salt Creek Bridge was constructed in 1951 to last 50 years. Through regular maintenance and repairs we have been able to extend its usefulness, but the wooden structure has deteriorated and rotted to the point where the bridge requires replacement to operate in a safe manner.
In addition, we'll be improving the intersection at SW Lancefield Road making it easier to see traffic on OR 153.
Inspections of the bridge resulted in the need for weight/load restriction to 9 tons. The weight restrictions applied to vehicles such as medium and large trucks, school buses and large farm equipment. The restriction was effective March 27, 2020 and remained in place until the project to replace the bridge started in June 2022.
Read our poster to learn more about the weight restriction.
There will be a full closure of the road during construction to replace the bridge. The bridge is scheduled to reopen in 2023.
Cost and Funding