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Palouse F Street Bridge reopened

 

March 31, 2022

City of Palouse

The Palouse F Street Bridge is open to single-lane traffic until repairs can be made. The water main broke and eroded part of the bridge.

PALOUSE - The City of Palouse reopened the F Street Bridge on March 25 after consulting with Whitman County Public Works Director Mark Storey.

"It has been determined that we can re-open the bridge safely to traffic, though access at the intersection with Main Street will be limited to a single lane," said Palouse Mayor Tim Sievers.

A pipe fitting on a 6-inch water main pipe broke underneath the bridge on March 22. The gushing water washed away a portion of the bridge approach, according to Sievers. A second leak was found further along the bridge.

The break was reported to cut off water to...



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