Numerous forest service road bridges closing for inspections

Olympic National Forest – Bridge inspections at several locations on the Olympic National Forest later this month will bring temporary closures. 

Photo from Forest Service

The US Forest Service announced that an Under Bridge Inspection Truck (UBIT) will be used to examine selected bridges and while the work is being done, all traffic will be stopped for extended periods. 

The closures include several bridges in Grays Harbor, including some near Lake Quinault and Wynoochee Lake.

Bridges will be closed while the inspections are underway. The work is scheduled to last between 1.5 and 11 hours, with openings approximately every 60 minutes during the inspection to allow for traffic flow. 

Work is scheduled between July 18 and July 25.

Please expect delays when accessing the listed routes during this period. Consider alternate routes and plans on the days noted.

  • Humptulips Gorge Bridge, RD 2204 – MP 4.1 on 7/18/19 – 8 hour closure
  • Skokomish Gorge Bridge, RD 2340 – MP 3.5 on 7/19/19 – 11 hour closure
  • Church Creek Bridge, RD 2361 – MP 3.5 on 7/20/19 – 1.5 hour closure
  • South Fork Skokomish Bridge, RD 2353 – MP 0.6 on 7/20/19 – 4 hour closure
  • Lower Canyon Bridge, RD 2368 – MP 5.5 on 7/22/19 – 2.5 hour closure
  • Ring Creek Bridge, RD 2270 – MP 3.2 on 7/22/19 – 2 hour closure
  • West Fork Humptulips Bridge, RD 2200 – MP 4.8 on 7/23/19 – 2 hour closure
  • Rampage & Tea Creek Bridges, RD 2204 MP 12.6 & 14 on 7/23/19 – 2 hour closure
  • South Fork Calawah Bridge, RD 2932 – MP 0.2 on 7/24/19 – 2.5 hour closure
  • Sitkum Gorge Bridge, RD 2900070 – MP 0.1 on 7/24/19 – 2.5 hour closure
  • Soleduck River Bridge, RD 2918 – MP 3.0 on 7/24/19 – 3 hour closure
  • Dungeness Forks Bridge, RD 2880 – MP 1.0 on 7/25/19 – 1.5 hour closure
  • Dosewallips Bridge, RD 2610010 – MP 0.2 on 7/25/19 – 2.5 hour closure

The Forest Service advises anyone who may be using the roads to expect delays and find alternate routes on the forest during inspections. 

Maps are available at forest offices.

For more information about the Olympic National Forest, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/olympic/home. We have a list of the bridges and closure dates at KXRO.com

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