Multiple daytime lifts are planned, expect delays or use alternate routes
HOOD RIVER, ORE. – There will be multiple daytime lifts of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge lift span between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. starting Monday, April 26 through Friday, April 30 as bridge engineers and Port crews conduct extensive inspections of the bridge lift mechanical and electrical system.
Motorists should expect delays of up to 30 minutes depending on traffic volume during these hours. Each lift will last approximately 15-20 minutes, but heavy traffic may increase delay time following each lift. Up to six lifts are planned per day, with lift heights ranging from less than 10’ to full height.
On Tuesday, April 27, no lifts are planned, but work crews will be on the bridge and flaggers will direct traffic around the moving work zone between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Minimal delays are expected during these hours.
Engineering crews will be performing electrical and mechanical testing to the bridge’s lift span, counterweight guides, ropes, and trunnions.
For more information, contact the Port of Hood River via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.