I-82 - Columbia River Bridge - Eastbound Deck Replacement - Complete June 2019

Project news

  • This project is now complete.
  • The eastbound bridge opened Wednesday, June 19 in the late afternoon.  
  • Check out the WSDOT Flickr page to see photos from the construction site. 

Needs & Benefits

The Washington State Department of Transportation is replacing the eastbound Columbia River Bridge deck to maintain the highway as a viable route entering and leaving Washington state. The last time significant repairs were made to the eastbound Columbia River Bridge was in 1990. This project will replace the bridge deck and restore the structural integrity of the bridge. The replaced bridge deck will ease mobility and reduce closures due to the pothole repair.


Summer 2017 - Construction begins
Summer 2019 - Scheduled completion


Alex Sanguino
Project Engineer

Jackie Ramirez 
WSDOT Communications

Detour used for the I-82 eastbound bridge deck replacement