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Interstate 5 Bridge

Crews on Saturday began a nine-day trunnion repair project on the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Day 1 of I-5 Bridge trunnion replacement project mostly on track

Crews on Saturday began a nine-day trunnion repair project on the Interstate 5 Bridge.

September 19, 2020, 6:23pm Clark County News

The Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project was largely on track on its first day Saturday, save for some temporary delays. Read story

The northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge will close to all traffic for nine days beginning Saturday. All freeway traffic will use the southbound span while crews work to replace a cracked trunnion and other parts of the northbound bridge's lift system. At top: Crews will use a barge-mounted crane to lift down the worn-out components of the lift system and replace them with new parts.

Closing time: I-5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins Saturday

The northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge will close to all traffic for nine days beginning Saturday. All freeway traffic will use the southbound span while crews work to replace a cracked trunnion and other parts of the northbound bridge's lift system. At top: Crews will use a barge-mounted crane to lift down the worn-out components of the lift system and replace them with new parts.

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Barring any more last-minute delays, the big Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project is set to begin Saturday, kicking off the scheduled nine-day closure of the northbound span of the twin bridges and use of the southbound span for all freeway traffic. Read story

The lift towers on the northbound span of the I-5 Bridge are pictured in Vancouver on Sept. 10, 2020.

I-5 Bridge trunnion project delayed by one week

The lift towers on the northbound span of the I-5 Bridge are pictured in Vancouver on Sept. 10, 2020.

September 11, 2020, 6:36pm Clark County News

The Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project — and the accompanying nine-day closure of the northbound span of the twin bridges — is now scheduled to begin Sept. 19, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced Friday. Read story

The lift towers on the northbound span of the I-5 Bridge are pictured in Vancouver on Sept. 10, 2020.

Oregon wildfires put massive Interstate 5 Bridge repair project on hold

The lift towers on the northbound span of the I-5 Bridge are pictured in Vancouver on Sept. 10, 2020.

September 10, 2020, 7:59pm Clark County News

A massive project to rebuild a portion of the Interstate 5 Bridge was put on hold Thursday out of concerns that evacuees from Oregon wildfires would overwhelm the region’s freeway system. Read story

Half-hour nighttime bridge lifts planned

September 8, 2020, 5:59pm Clark County News

Drivers heading north on Interstate 5 should expect to encounter delays Wednesday night due to periodic northbound bridge lifts between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., which will last for up to 30 minutes at a time. Read story

An employee from Long Painting Co. from Portland removed metal protectant and applied a light coat of grease to the a lift span counterweight sheave that was being installed atop the Interstate 5 Bridge in 1997.

Looking back at 1997 Interstate 5 Bridge repair as upcoming project looms

An employee from Long Painting Co. from Portland removed metal protectant and applied a light coat of grease to the a lift span counterweight sheave that was being installed atop the Interstate 5 Bridge in 1997.

September 8, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Boats transported parcels from one side of the river to the other. A fatal crash snarled traffic for hours. A contractor’s speedy repair job finished the project in a third of the expected time. Read story

The Interstate Bridge is seen looking north from the Oregon side in 2017.

Interstate Bridge closure: Plan for life without the span

The Interstate Bridge is seen looking north from the Oregon side in 2017.

September 6, 2020, 6:05am Business

9-day closure of I-5 Bridge northbound side is 6 days away, and being prepared will help ease expected traffic backups Read story

I-5 Bridge overnight lane closures continue

August 28, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Drivers should expect to encounter nighttime lane closures and longer bridge lifts on the Interstate 5 Bridge in the coming week, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation. Bikers and pedestrians may also encounter intermittent closures of the northbound bridge sidewalk, and will need to detour to the sidewalk on… Read story

Northbound I-5 Bridge to close for two hours Saturday

August 21, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

The northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge will close to all traffic from 1 to 3 a.m. Saturday due to preliminary work related to the upcoming trunnion replacement project in September, according to a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation. Read story

Replacement parts for the Interstate 5 Bridge's lift mechanism were custom-built in Alabama and shipped to Oregon. They arrived at the bridge via barge on Aug. 4 and will be installed during a nine-day closure of the bridge Sept. 12 to 20.

Peripheral projects wrap up as crews prep for I-5 Bridge trunnion project

Replacement parts for the Interstate 5 Bridge's lift mechanism were custom-built in Alabama and shipped to Oregon. They arrived at the bridge via barge on Aug. 4 and will be installed during a nine-day closure of the bridge Sept. 12 to 20.

August 20, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The big Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project is less than a month away, and motorists will soon see more preparation and testing work as C-Tran and two state transportation departments count down to the Sept. 12 start date. Read story