The deck repairs are part of a $17.4 million, two-summer project to improve the safety and driveability of the bridge. Work on the southbound span should start next summer.
The bridge joins a group of other bridges in Southwest Washington that require replacement or work. There are replacement efforts for the Interstate 5 Bridge, the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge and the I-5 East Fork Lewis River Bridge (located near La Center, south of the I-5 North Fork Lewis River Bridge).
Additionally, the Bridge of the Gods near Stevenson requires seismic upgrades and the Lewis and Clark Bridge was closed to non-emergency vehicle traffic for a few days in July to replace two expansion joints and a fractured floor beam.
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