US 101 - Hoquiam River - Riverside Bridge - Bridge Painting Approach Spans - Complete September 2021

Project news

  • Work is complete.
  • To extend the life of the bridge, crews painted the bridge towers and performed general maintenance to the lift span. 
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Needs & benefits

The 465-foot-long, US 101 Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge is in need of a new protective surface. During the summer of 2021, contractor crews willl repaint the bridge's approach spans to preserve the crossing for years to come. Bridge painting, rehabilitaton, and routine maintenance is more cost effective than replacement. 

To do this important work, crews will construct a containment system around the bridge to help protect the environment. General work activities include: cleaning, stripping exterior paint and rust, and repainting the surface of the bridge. Marine travelers, including those who walk and roll, are expected to experience minimal delays.  Crews will maintain a single travel lane through project completion.

Built in 1970, this moveable bridge in Grays Harbor County requires maintenance to keep operational for travelers. WSDOT understands the importance of the 50-year old crossing to the local community, and will work to minimize disruptions as much as possible during construction. 


  • Feb. 2021 - Project awarded to Panther Industrial Painting, LLC.
  • Summer 2021: Construction begins
  • September 2021: Project mostly complete


This project was completed for approximately $1 million.


Karen Boone
WSDOT Aberdeen Project Engineer

Tina Werner 
WSDOT Media Relations

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US 101 Hoquiam River Riverside Bridge Before

Current condition of the structure