Project staff are reaching out to Columbia River vessel owners and operators in February and March to gain information on size and types of vessels that transit under the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge. Information is needed to ensure the replacement bridge will continue to allow for commerce and recreation up and downstream of the bridge.Read More
Originally published on Wednesday, February 27, this article by Emily Fitzgerald reports on the EIS Working Group’s second meeting, including the WSP report on the results of the bridge replacement public input survey. Read the article on the Hood River News website here.Read More
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your thoughts with us in December and January. We heard from nearly 700 people. Your input helps guide this project so it will work best for the Gorge and its residents.Read More
The Port of Hood River has received a request to lift the span of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate bridge for a marine vessel in the morning of Tuesday, February 5. Marine traffic has the right-of-way on the Columbia, so the Port is obligated to perform the lift, which will close both lanes of vehicle traffic.
The exact timing of the lift is unknown at this time, but should occur sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Motorists are advised that delays of up to 45 minutes may occur, so planning morning commutes to be across the bridge by 8:00 a.m. should avoid the delay.
For more information, contact the Port of Hood River via email to email@example.com.
There will be a full closure of the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate Bridge early Friday, February 1 for a maintenance lift of the bridge lift span. The closure will begin at 5:00AM and is expected to delay traffic for up to 30 minutes.Read More