Bridge Street Bridge and Deerhorn Boat Ramp to close this summer for bridge repair

Bridge Street Bridge and Deerhorn Boat Ramp to close this summer for bridge repair
Posted on 03/25/2019

Bridge Street Bridge, which connects Highway 126 and Holden Creek Lane with Deerhorn Road along the McKenzie River, will be closed between June 13, 2019 and September 3, 2019 for repairs. Deerhorn Boat Ramp will also be closed in order to accommodate the bridge repairs.

 

The 409-foot-long bridge was originally constructed in the 1930s and relocated to its current place in 1965. The wood deck has begun to deteriorate and preventative maintenance is vital to ensure bridge access in the long-term. The wood deck will be replaced with a pre-cast concrete deck. The historical appearance of the bridge will be preserved.

 

“We are so appreciative of the neighborhood’s understanding of the need for bridge repair and for previous help identifying opportunities to create an access plan in the event of medical or other emergencies,” said Senior Transportation Planner Becky Taylor. “We know that the bridge closure is a major inconvenience and we will keep doing our best to mitigate the effect on residents.”

 

Residents along Deerhorn, those who regularly travel Bridge Street and Deerhorn, and those who use the Deerhorn Boat Ramp and Deerhorn Landing Park are encouraged to attend a community meeting on Thursday, April 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.at the McKenzie Rural Fire Station Training Center (42870 McKenzie Highway). The meeting will include discussion of the emergency access plans developed with community feedback and in partnership with McKenzie Fire & Rescue, Oregon Department of Forestry, Weyerhaeuser, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

 

The planned detour for vehicle traffic is Deerhorn Road. Alternate boat ramp access is located at Leaburg Landing (upstream) or Taylor Boat Ramp (downstream).