TILLAMOOK - Three bridges on Oregon Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 26 in Tillamook and Washington counties are stronger and safer six months earlier than planned.
A contractor for the Oregon Department of Transportation finished repairing the bridge over Jordan Creek where it meets with the Wilson River on Oregon Highway 6 at mile post 18, and another bridge over the Wilson River at mile post 11.8. The third bridge repair was on westbound U.S. Highway 26 over the Portland & Western Railroad tracks at mile post 55.7, just east of the Dersham Road interchange.
The bridges were built between 1937 and 1951, and needed to be strengthened to improve safety and mobility. Funding for this project came from the Oregon Transportation Investment Act.