November 18, 2019

Replacement of a small wood bridge on a residential road in the Columbia River Gorge will be the topic of a presentation by Multnomah County Transportation staff at a meeting on Thursday, November 21 at 6:30 pm. The presentation on the county’s Latourell Road bridge project will be part of the monthly meeting of the Northeast Multnomah County Community Association (NEMCCA) at Corbett Fire Hall, 36930 East Historic Columbia River Highway. The meeting is open to the public.

The existing bridge that carries Latourell Road over Latourell Creek has deteriorated and needs to be replaced. The county plans to replace the wood bridge with a 24-foot wide concrete slab bridge in the summer of 2021. Construction is limited to the in-water work period in summer when migrating fish are not in the cree. The bridge is just north of the Historic Columbia River Highway in a small residential neighborhood. The historic highway will serve as the detour route when Latourell Road is closed at the creek during replacement of the bridge.

The presentation on November 21 will provide an update on the project, including plans for the type, size and location of the new bridge, as well as the traffic plan during construction. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments.

For project information and to sign up for project updates, visit: https://multco.us/latourell. Multnomah County maintains the Latourell Road bridge and 274 miles of roads in unincorporated areas and the east county cities of Fairview, Troutdale and Wood Village.