“The old timber-trestle bridge was built in 1935 for a different era of transportation,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Lori Figone. “The new bridge meets the needs of today’s drivers, with more elbow room to safely cross the river, and helps US 101 remain a vital connection for commuters, tourists and freight.”
Drivers may see daytime shoulder closures in September while crews finish landscaping throughout the project area.
The $8.8 million, US 101 – Bone River Bridge Replacement project is the first of five bridge replacement projects to be completed in Pacific County. WSDOT is also building modern crossings on US 101 over Middle Nemah River, State Route 6 over Willapa River, and on State Route 105 over Smith Creek and North River. All four bridges are scheduled for completion in 2014.