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Data: I-5 Bridge traffic down during trunnion repair project

October 21, 2020, 6:07pm Clark County News

During last month’s weeklong Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project, it quickly became clear that Clark County commuters were doing a pretty good job of staying off the freeway. Even… Read story

Safety work at Northeast 99th Street and Highway 99 well underway

October 7, 2020, 4:59pm Clark County News

A $5 million project to improve safety at the angled, yet perpetually busy intersection of Northeast Highway 99 and Northeast 99th Street is well underway. Read story

Traffic in Vancouver is diverted into one lane Saturday as the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins. The project was delayed due to wildfires throughout the region.

Repair of I-5 Bridge nears end minus any calamity

Traffic in Vancouver is diverted into one lane Saturday as the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins. The project was delayed due to wildfires throughout the region.

September 24, 2020, 4:48pm Business

The work week at the core of the nine-day closure of the Interstate 5 Bridge is coming to an end, and Vancouver commuters appear to have dodged the worst of the predicted traffic apocalypse, apart from a few bumps throughout the week. Read story

Traffic flows smoothly in both directions in the western section of the Interstate Bridge on Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. The northbound lanes in the eastern section of the bridge were closed because of a trunnion replacement project.

Swap-out part of I-5 Bridge work mostly done

Traffic flows smoothly in both directions in the western section of the Interstate Bridge on Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020. The northbound lanes in the eastern section of the bridge were closed because of a trunnion replacement project.

September 23, 2020, 5:39pm Clark County News

Wednesday marked the halfway point in the nine-day Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project, and Oregon Department of Transportation officials say the work is on track to wrap up on Sunday as scheduled. Read story

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 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

Nighttime lane closures coming to Highway 99

September 5, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A series of nighttime lane closures are planned on Highway 99 in the Salmon Creek area while crews work on repaving, according to a Friday press release from Clark County. 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

A person watches from the bank of the Columbia River as the trunnion, sheaves and other replacement components for the Interstate 5  Bridge arrive in Vancouver via barge on Tuesday morning.

Trunnion, sheaves for September repair of Interstate 5 Bridge span arrivevideo icon

A person watches from the bank of the Columbia River as the trunnion, sheaves and other replacement components for the Interstate 5  Bridge arrive in Vancouver via barge on Tuesday morning.

August 5, 2020, 6:05am Business

The Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project won’t begin in earnest until September, but preliminary work is already underway at the site, including the Tuesday morning arrival of a barge carrying the new sheaves, trunnion and other replacement components for the bridge’s lift system. Read story