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I-5 - Chamber Way - Girder Replacement - Completed November 2013

Project Status - Complete

Damage to Chamber Way overpass in Sept. 2012

On Sept. 7, 2012, a too-tall semi-truck struck the Chamber Way bridge over northbound I-5 in Chehalis


This project was completed on Nov. 15, 2013.

This project replaced a Chamber Way bridge girder over the northbound lanes of I-5.

Why is WSDOT replacing this girder?
The girder was significantly damaged in September 2012, when it was hit by a semi-truck with a load taller than the legal limit of 14 feet.

The responsible party’s insurance company is paying for girder replacement work.

The End Result
The Chamber Way bridge over I-5 is fully functional again.

What is the project timeline?

  • Winter 2012/2013: Preliminary design began
  • Spring 2013: Project advertised to contractors
  • September 2013: Construction began
  • November 2013: Construction complete

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
Maintains the bridge's structural integrity.
Dollar Sign Glyph Economic Incentive
Preserves a vital local transportation link. Chamber Way is a heavily traveld route between I-5 and some of Chehalis's key industrial and commercial areas.

Partnerships & Cooperation


Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $868
Total $868

Funding will be provided by party responsible for the damage.

Contact Us
How can I get more information?

Area Engineer Chris Tams
WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
Phone: 360-759-1310


Abbi Russell
WSDOT Communications
PO Box 1709
Vancouver, WA 98668-1709
Phone: 360-905-2058

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