The Dalles – Since 2021, crews have been working to replace the driving surface of The Dalles Bridge over the Columbia River, and now the end is in sight. Travelers have patiently experienced full weekend bridge closures that were extended into this winter when the project fell behind schedule.
We are now anticipating that full weekend bridge closures will be complete by the end of February 2023, pending any winter weather delays. The bridge will remain open for the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s weekends.
Full weekend closures are ending soon, but construction continues until the end of April when the project will be complete. Bridge users should expect two consecutive weekends in April with nighttime only closures (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.). These two weekends with nighttime only closures are needed to place a smooth, continuous concrete surface over the entire length of the bridge. The dates for the two April weekends will be announced this spring.
Thank you for your continued patience as we work to finish this project. For more bridge construction information, take a look at this video.