HOOD RIVER, OR – Port of Hood River will carry out multiple lifts of the Hood River Interstate Bridge lift span throughout the daylight hours of October 27-29. The lifts are required for the Port’s contract engineers to inspect the bridge’s trunnions and conduct magnetic particle testing of the rack pinion shafts. The trunnions are critical mechanical systems of the bridge’s lift span, with four located on each of the two bridge towers. The magnetic particle testing is required to determine their condition and expected longevity of key components.
Engineers expect to carry out a total of at least eight (8) full bridge lifts over the course of the three days. Each lift will require closure of both lanes on the bridge, each up to 30 minutes in duration. Closures will occur between the hours of 7:00am and 4:00pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 27-29. Bridge users are strongly encouraged to plan for up to 40 minute delays or seek alternate routes during those hours.
For more information, visit the Port of Hood River website at portofhoodriver.com, call the Port of Hood River at (541) 386-1645, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.