Lewis And Clark Bridge Reopens After Emergency Repairs

Longview, Wash. — The SR 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge, a vital connection between Longview, Washington and Rainier, Oregon, is now back open, after emergency repairs. The bridge had been closed because of a critical need for repairs on a fractured floor beam identified by maintenance crews during preliminary work before a summer finger joint replacement project.

Last night traffic had to divert to either the Astoria-Megler Bridge between Megler/Illwaco, Washington and Astoria, Oregon, or the I-5 Bridge between Vancouver and Portland.

Crews worked through the night to make the emergency repairs.  This emergency work is not part of the planned six-day closure for expansion joint repair work to be scheduled for this summer.