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Bridge inspections will cause delays

September 6, 2013

Engineers from Olympic National Forest will be conducting bridge inspections through September 12. By law, bridge inspections are required every two years to ensure that the bridges within Olympic National Forest are compliant with National Bridge Inspection Standards.

These safety checks are expected to cause delays as an Under Bridge Inspection Truck will be used to complete the inspections. This specialized piece of equipment has a very long arm that extends under the bridge from the bridge deck. The inspection truck blocks access entirely while the inspection is in progress.

In Grays Harbor, the Humptulips Gorge Bridge will be one of the closures.

Shannon Henriquez with the National Forest Service told KXRO that anyone accessing camp areas beyond the bridge that cannot wait for work to complete are encouraged to use the Newberry Creek Rd.

The following bridges will be inspected:

Lower Canyon River Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2368
Humptulips Gorge Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2204
Middle Matheny Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2160080
South Fork Calawah Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2932000
Sitkum Gorge Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2900070
South Fork Soleduck Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2918000
Dungeness Forks Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2880000
Church Creek Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2361000
South Fork Skokomish Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2353000
Skokomish Gorge Bridge, also known as the High Steel Bridge, on Forest Service Road 2340000

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