Emergency closure of Lewis and Clark Bridge in effect immediately for up to 24-48 hours

The bridge reopened April 13, 2023 at 6 a.m.



April 12, 2023 

LONGVIEW – Beginning Wednesday, April 12 at 6 p.m., the State Route 433 Lewis and Clark Bridge, which connects Longview, Washington and Rainier, Oregon, will be immediately closed to all vehicles for emergency repairs.

In the afternoon of April 12, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews, completing preliminary work before a summer finger joint replacement project, identified a critical need for repair on a fractured floor beam. Crews will work 24/7 until the repair work is completed.

Emergency vehicles – such as ambulances with active critical medical needs or law enforcement emergency response – will be able to use the bridge during this closure, but it is closed for all other use.

During the closure, all traffic crossing the Columbia River will detour to either the Astoria-Megler Bridge between Megler/Ilwaco, Washington and Astoria, Oregon or the Interstate 5 Bridge between Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR.

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