The Burnside Bridge will undergo a number of repairs from April 2017 through November 2019 to make sure the bridge is safe and keep it working for another 15 to 20 years.
This project will repair and reinforce steel beams supporting the Hawthorne Street bridge offramp above SE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. The beams have been struck and damaged by trucks carrying high loads.
The westbound ramp from SW Madison St. to the bridge is being reconfigured to accommodate the county's new Central Courthouse next to the ramp. Construction will be complete in spring 2019. The outside westbound lane on the ramp is closed during the work.
We are taking the lead in making the Burnside Bridge earthquake-ready. When we’re done, we’ll have a bridge that can withstand a major earthquake and remain open to all forms of travel.
The steel on the two fixed and two moveable river spans of the Morrison Bridge will be repainted. The existing paint is peeling and must be replaced to avoid corrosion of the structural steel members.