Temporary Bridge Closures on the Olympic National Forest

Release Date: Jul 10, 2019

Olympia, WA July 18 - 25, 2019 - Road bridge inspections will be conducted at several locations on the Olympic National Forest later this month. An Under Bridge Inspection Truck (UBIT) will be used to examine selected bridges. 

A large truck with an arm that reaches under the bridge.Bridges will be closed temporarily while the inspections are underway. Bridges will be opened approximately every 60 minutes during the inspection to allow for traffic low. Plan alternate routes on the forest during inspections. Maps are available at forest offices.

The bridges listed below with road numbers (RD) and Mile Posts (MP) will be closed as noted between July 18, 2019 and July 25, 2019. 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 mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to State and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. 

For more information about the Olympic National Forest, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/olympic/home.  

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