On August 8, 2006, a crane on a trailer hit the Naches River Bridge on westbound I-82. The collision tore the overhead steel beams at the north end of the bridge and bent a portion of the vertical bridge framework. WSDOT replaced the damaged north portal support beam with a temporary one.
This project removed the temporary beam and straightened the vertical framework. Crews heated the steel in specific patterns, then applied pressure in strategic areas as it cooled, which allowed the steel to return to its previous vertical position. Crews then manufactured permanent replacement beams.
By removing the temporary steel beam and straightening the vertical framework, the bridge was made stronger and safer for drivers.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT thanks local residents and motorists for their patience and understanding while crews worked to replace the damaged steel beams.
KLM Construction, Inc. was the contractor for this project. Construction was completed in September 2009.
|Financial Data for PIN 508202R
||Amount ($ in thousands)
|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
This project was funded through the following sources:
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $1,100,000
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $40,000
Total Funds Available from All Sources - $1,140,000
WSDOT is seeking to recover damages from the party responsible for the collision.
Project Engineer, Paul Gonseth
WSDOT South Central Project Office
P.O. Box 12560
Yakima, WA 98908
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