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SR 141 - White Salmon River Bridge - Painting

This project is in the construction phase.
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Peeling paint and rust on the SR 141 White Salmon River Bridge
Peeling paint is exposing the 74-year-old steel bridge to the elements.


Nov. 2014

  • Installation of containment of the bridge will begin on September 22, 2014
  • Traffic-actuated signals are located on both ends of the bridge and at Oak Ridge Road for single-lane traffic on the bridge. There will be delineated pedestrian access across the bridge.
  • Project awarded to Geronimo Painting Co. of Lisbon, OH on May 19, 2014.
  • Work is weather-dependent. Project completion is anticipated for Fall 2014.

The SR 141 White Salmon River Bridge is a two-lane, steel-truss bridge located in the town of Husum, 9 miles north of SR 14 in western Klickitat County. Built in 1940, the bridge carries about 2,700 drivers over the White Salmon River every day.

SR 141 is an important transportation link for the towns of Husum and Trout Lake, and a key route for those pursuing recreation along the White Salmon River and in the Mt. Adams area.

Why is WSDOT painting the White Salmon River Bridge?
Like a home, steel bridges have to be painted on a regular basis to protect them from the elements.

The 74-year-old SR 141 White Salmon River Bridge was last painted in 1988. The protective coating on the bridge is deteriorating, exposing the steel to the weather and elements, which has resulted in corrosion that can weaken the structure over time.

Stripping old paint and rust and reapplying specialty bridge paint will protect the structure for approximately 20 years.

The End Result
The steel framework of the bridge will be cleaned and repainted with a protective coating to prolong the life of this vital transportation connection.

Project Benefits

  • Preservation: Helps prevent future corrosion and preserves the bridge's structural integrity.
  • Economic: Preserves a vital local transportation connection, allowing it to continue handling traffic and serving communities for years to come.

What is the project timeline?

  • November 2011: Preliminary design and environmental documentation began
  • Spring 2014: Project advertised to contractors
  • Summer 2014: Construction scheduled to begin
  • Late 2014: Construction scheduled to be complete

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 414110P
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $1,129
Total $1,129

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

How can I get more information?

Area Engineer Chris Tams
WSDOT Columbia Gorge Area Project Office
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: 360-759-1310


Bart Treece
WSDOT Communications
11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682
Phone: 360-905-2058

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