August 18, 2020 For more information: Lou Torres, 503-986-2880 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance work requires the full closure
ASTORIA— The Old Youngs Bay Bridge (U.S. 101B) will be closed starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25 until 8a.m. on Thursday, August 27 so an Oregon Department of Transportation bridge crew can perform maintenance work on the bridge.
The 24-7 closure is needed because the work requires that the draw bridge’s two 75-foot bascules (leaves) be in the air for many hours at a time. The bridge was built in 1921 and is one of the few remaining bascule style bridges.
Variable message signs have already been posted warning travelers of the closure. The detour during the closure is for travelers to use U.S. 101 over the New Youngs Bay Bridge.
Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will be available and identified through or around the work zones.