Project Info

SR 141 - White Salmon River Bridge - Painting - Completed November 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 was deteriorating, exposing the steel to the weather and elements, which resulted in corrosion that can weaken the structure over time.

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


How you benefit

Improves safety
The steel framework of the bridge was cleaned and repainted with a protective coating to prolong the life of this vital transportation connection.

The protective coating helps prevent future corrosion and preserves the bridge's structural integrity.

Economic incentive
Preserves a vital local transportation connection, allowing it to continue handling traffic and serving communities for years to come.


Partnerships & cooperation
Project awarded to Geronimo Painting Co. of Lisbon, OH on May 19, 2014.



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.


Contact us
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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Peeling paint was exposing the 74-year-old steel bridge to the elements.