In summer 2016, the Washington State Department of Transportation began work to replace the aging State Route 142 Klickitat River Bridge, which spans the Klickitat River, in Klickitat County.
Due to deterioration of the existing bridge deck, this 64-year old structure was at the end of its useful life. Since 2012, drivers were using a temporary baily-bridge, built over the original bridge span, to cross the overflow channel of the Klickitat River.
In Nov. 2016, the new Klickitat River Bridge was completed and opened to traffic.
This new bridge meets current design and safety standards and will carry drivers and freight traffic for at least 75 years.
The new bridge now meets current federal seismic, flood and structural design and safety standards.
The new bridge will carry passenger and freight traffic for at least 75 years.
The wider structure allows traffic to flow smoothly on both directions of the bridge.
| Economic Incentive
Keeping SR 142 connected allows passenger and freight vehicles to continue moving.
A new, stronger bridge structure requires less on-going maintenance than the 64 year old bridge.
Partnerships & Cooperation
Throughout the length of the project, WSDOT worked closely with M.J. Hughes Construction, Inc., who was awarded the contract in April 2016.
|Financial Data for PIN 414214B|
| Funding Source
|| Amount ($ in thousands)|
| 2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
| 2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
| Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
WSDOT Project Engineer
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