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.