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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Bridge replacement underway outside Oakesdale


The Whitman County bridge crew uses a tracked excavator with a pile driver June 24 to set iron H-beam pylons for a new bridge on White Road.

Work is underway on the Seltice-Warner bridge replacement project seven miles east of Oakesdale.

The county Public Works bridge crew of Bob Sevedge, Dawson Messersmith, Lorn Steen and Robby Johnson began June 29, first taking apart an old timber bridge – infested by carpenter ants – and assembling to one side the county's temporary bridge, which the crew hauled to the site on a low-boy trailer in two parts.

The workers marked the detour to the temporary bridge and began to prepare ground to drive pylons –12-inch iron H-beams – for a new manufactured steel bridge.

The project will...

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