Construction Resumes on Historic McCullough Bridge

Tue May 07, 2019 - West Edition #10
Oregon Department of Transportation


The latest project on the McCullough Bridge will rehabilitate the steel structure by removing rust, replacing rivets and repairing damaged steel before repainting the bridge.
(Oregon Department of Transportation photos)
The latest project on the McCullough Bridge will rehabilitate the steel structure by removing rust, replacing rivets and repairing damaged steel before repainting the bridge. (Oregon Department of Transportation photos)
The latest project on the McCullough Bridge will rehabilitate the steel structure by removing rust, replacing rivets and repairing damaged steel before repainting the bridge.
(Oregon Department of Transportation photos)
Construction on the $31.4 million project is scheduled for completion in October 2021.
(Oregon Department of Transportation photos)

After a six-month break from construction, U.S. 101 motorists should expect to see more work on McCullough Bridge.

The latest project will rehabilitate the steel structure by removing rust, replacing rivets and repairing damaged steel before repainting the bridge. A crosswalk will be installed at Ferry Road at the south end of the bridge.

Over the next two years, motorists crossing the bridge should expect intermittent nighttime (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.) lane closures and brief delays each Sunday night to Friday morning. Motorists also should watch for daytime shoulder closures.

The lane closures will allow prime contractor Vimas Painting Co. to install and maintain an enclosure around the work area.

One sidewalk of the bridge will remain open at all times. Pedestrians will be able to cross U.S. 101 at East Bay Drive at the north end of the bridge and the new crosswalk at Ferry Road. Bicyclists will still be able to use the beacons at either end of the bridge, or they may walk their bike on the one open sidewalk.

Construction on the $31.4 million project is scheduled for completion in October 2021.

Over the past decade, McCullough Bridge has seen two large rehabilitation projects that replaced the rails, resurfaced the travel lanes, and applied a cathodic protection treatment to the concrete sections of the bridge to prevent corrosion. The historic mile-long bridge has been repainted every 15 to 20 years since it opened in 1936.

For more information, visit www.McCulloughBridge.com.




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