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OR 47 West Fork Dairy Creek Bridge Replacement

Construction Phase

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Washington)

​​​​​​​​​We are replacing the bridge that is in poor condition.

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Traffic Impact

Online Open House

OR 47 is closed on both sides of the bridge. A detour for freight trucks and non-local traffic is in place.

Construction Impacts

Expect construction noise. With the road closed, locals need to use alternate routes to reach portions of OR 47. A detour route is in place for freight and other through traffic. 

Northbound traffic can take OR 6 to southbound U.S. 26, use Exit 55 onto NW Dersham Road, left onto northbound U.S. 26. Southbound traffic can take U.S. 26 to OR 6.

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The project is located at West Fork Dairy Creek on OR 47 west of Banks. The existing bridge is currently more than 80 years old and its timber deck is in poor condition. We are replacing the deteriorated timber bridge with a new single span bridge. We are also realigning the creek to prevent downstream bank erosion by adding vegetation and boulders along the sides of the creek. ​

​The work includes:

  • Replacing the bridge and repaving the roadway.

  • Replacing guardrail.

  • Installing new striping and traffic signs.

  • Stream improvements and erosion protection.​


Design 2019 - 2021

Construction begins in 2022


OR 47 |

​Milepoint 82.6

Cost and Funding

​$8.7 Million

Contacts & Media

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Project Contacts

Resident Engineer
Jayson Buchholz

Public Information Officer
Angela Beers Seydel

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Last Updated

7/12/2022 8:19 PM

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