BRIDGE REPAIR: Forest Road 90 will be closed at night for work

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comMay 11, 2014 

Visitors to the southern portion of Gifford Pinchot National Forest should note bridge repair work will take place on Swift Creek Bridge on Forest Road 90.

Because of the work, Forest Road 90 will be temporarily closed from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. from May 28-June 11 in order to repair damaged bridge joints.

The closure will be at Milepost 4.2, about 7 miles east of the town of Cougar. Because of the bridge’s location, a detour route is not available. Forest Road 90 is a major route through the forest.

Forest managers are asking the public to limit travel to daytime when planning to visit that area via the road.

Bridge inspections last summer revealed the need to replace two bridge joints on the bridge, a 1970s-era structure. The bridge joints allow the structure to expand and contract. In addition to the joint work, pavement will be laid at both ends of the bridge.

Contact Gifford Pinchot National Forest headquarters at 360-891-5000 or Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Office at 360-449-7800 for updated information on the closure.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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