Local Information

Detour for SR 153 reestablished for bridge repair

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 13:11

Jeff Adamson, WSDOT communications 509.667.2815 Wenatchee

CARLTON– A routine WSDOT inspection of the Methow River Bridge on SR 153 at Carlton revealed a crack in a column requiring the bridge be closed immediately to traffic until repairs can be completed.

The same 13 mile detour that was in effect for August flood washouts between Carlton and Twisp on SR 153 that ended last week is being reestablished on Okanogan County’s Twisp-Carlton Rd.

WSDOT bridge engineers are now designing the repair, making a plan and arranging for steel sections and dowels that will be needed as well as crews to do the work. Repairs could perhaps be accomplished as soon as next week if material and personnel are available.

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