New Young's Bay Bridge

Owner: Oregon Department of Transportation

Astoria, OR
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June 2007 - March 2009
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Project Details

Advanced American Construction began this upgrade to the New Young’s Bay Bridge the summer of 2007, the first substantial upgrade since being built in 1964. The bridge carries 14,000 vehicles, from log trucks to motorcycles, between Astoria and Warrenton everyday. Improvements during this project included structural upgrades, a remodeled bridge operator's house, replacement of the lift-span electrical systems and installation of safety barriers and traffic gates.  A new underwater  submarine  power cable  was plowed in by AAC to take the place of power lines that used to be attached to the bridge's superstructure .   The bridge also received a new coat of green paint that is expected to last 15-20 years. The extreme weather conditions and access played a dynamic role in the overall production of this project.

Project Highlights

  • Mechanical and electrical rehabilitation of lift bridge.
  • Total replacement of span drive equipment, motors, brakes, shafts, bearings and floor plates.
  • Replacement of live load shoes.
  • Replacement of span locks.
  • New access walkways and platforms.
  • Structural rivet replacement to bolts.
  • Over 2,000 feet of submarine cable replacement.
  • New traffic barriers and gates.
  • Total electrical upgrade.
  • New paint on lift span and towers.

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