Bridge replacement begins on Timber Road

For Immediate Release: Friday, June 16, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Engineering and Construction Services Division
Timber road bridge location map

Replacement of the Timber Road bridge over Gales Creek has begun. Timber Road will be reduced to one lane across the bridge June 26 through completion in June 2018.

The existing bridge, located just north of Highway 6 on Timber Road, is a narrow wooden structure built in 1936. This project will replace the substandard bridge with a wider, two-lane, concrete structure.

The project contractor, Carter & Company, Inc., will begin removing half of the original bridge June 26. Delays of up to 20 minutes between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays will be necessary to remove large beams. A temporary traffic signal will be installed to control traffic through the work area.

For more information about this project, visit the project page or contact Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation at or 503-846-7800. For the latest road construction schedules, visit

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users, and operating the County roadway system in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator