Friday, June 19, 2009

Hood Canal Bridge closes four times for 90 minutes June 24 and 25

Drivers can expect four 90-minute closures of the Hood Canal Bridge between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. overnight Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 while crews adjust the draw span bumpers. The bridge draw spans must be opened to complete the work.

There will be two closures each night. After the first nightly closure, there will be a 15-minute travel window during which drivers can cross the bridge before the second closure begins.

WSDOT completed replacing the Hood Canal Bridge’s east half and east and west trusses June 3, but the project is scheduled to continue through December 2009. For more information on the Hood Canal Bridge Project, please visit www.HoodCanalBridge.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We drove the bridge for the first time this weekend and were impressed by the wider approach trusses and the removal of the "bulge." However, being an engineer, I was dismayed as I drove across the new structure at the slight but noticable sag in most spans of the new east half. It is quite apparent the camber diagram calculations were in error.

The west half replaced over 20 years ago is level and smooth as should the east half be. What happened?