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Wood planks bought for bridge work


March 19, 2020

County commissioners approved a $17,000 bid Monday from Bridgewell Resources in Tigard, Ore. for wood planks for replacements on the county’s 24 wood bridges.

“Every year we do planking,” said Storey.

The new 4-inch by 12-inch planks, made of treated fir, are used to replace old ones – usually individually while sometimes an entire new deck is needed.

Current wood bridges in the county were generally built or re-built in the 1960s. The oldest current bridges go back to the ‘50s.

“We have places where we’re on the third and fourth bridge in the same place,” said Storey.

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