The Bear Creek Bridge serves as the primary freight route and provides the only year-round access to Wallowa County without leaving the state. Continued deterioration in bridge conditions could result in a need to close the bridge, disrupting travel to and from the county.
The 80-year-old structure requires upgrades and repairs. The bridge is narrow. Freeze-thaw cycles have damaged concrete railings, sidewalk and other components. Erosion and debris jeopardize the bridge foundations. A proposed new bridge will increase freight mobility to support economic vitality, increase safety.
This project will replace the Bear Creek (Wallowa River) Bridge.
Key project components include:
• Realign roadway and improve highway curve. Click on image below for a view of new alignment.
• Widen bridge to improve vehicle and bike safety.
• Remove issues with footings in the river.
• New structure will be built to withstand seismic activity.
Cost and Funding
Construction is estimated at $17.2 million.
HP Civil, Inc. | Stayton, OR