October 1 Goodpasture Covered Bridge construction update

October 1 Goodpasture Covered Bridge construction update

Proposed Goodpasture Bridge lightingThere have been some delays in the start of the bridge project , and Lane County Public Works is presently in discussions with the contractor (Conway Construction Company) regarding a revised work schedule.  Officials hope to post an updated schedule that will provide a general time for the proposed bridge closure next week.
The work will include installation of temporary steel trusses to support the bridge while work is underway, provision of a post-tensioning system to restore the load capacity of the bridge, and “tuning” of the bridge by tightening the hanger rods to alleviate the sag. Decaying structural members will be replaced, as well as all of the bridge decking of the main span and north approach span. Upon completion, the temporary steel trusses will be removed.

Night closures

As a reminder regarding the night closures, a minimum two week advance notice will be provided to the public via portable changeable message signs placed near the project vicinity, on the project website and at other key locations in the project area.  Please note that during the night closures, the bridge will be closed to all traffic including vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.  Arrangements will be made to provide for emergency services.

Holiday lighting

Click on the image above for a view of the proposed digital lights planned for the reconstructed bridge.

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