This project addresses worn mechanical components of the bridge that need replacement. In order to do this important work, the bridge will need to remain in the “down” position which prohibits larger marine vessels from traveling up or down the river.
During construction, travelers will also see the bridge closed to vehicle traffic for up to one week at a time several times during the course of the project. To keep goods and people moving, travelers will follow a signed detour using State Route 107 and US 101.
Any closures will be announced in advance. WSDOT will work to limit closures and noise as much as possible, however this is to be expected.
What to expect
During construction, multiple week-long closures of the bridge are required. Travelers will detour using State Route 107 and US 101. The detour adds 15 minutes of travel time. Local residents are encouraged to consider alternate routes.
The US 12 Wishkah River Bridge is one of three bascule bridges in Grays Harbor County.