Learn about new Littlerock Road L-4 bridge at open house

lpemberton@theolympian.comMay 28, 2014 

A combined work crew force from the Thurston County maintenance and Dept of. Transportation agencies install a temporary "Bailey Bridge" atop the existing L-4 span on Littlerock Road SW located between 110th Avenue SW and 93rd Avenue SW March 19th.The bridge was first closed on Monday, January 27 after structural issues were discovered which allowed the span's road surface to sag in places. One of the 570-pound panels used in the installation is seen here being moved by hand.

STEVE BLOOM

Learn about the new bridge that will go over Salmon Creek on Littlerock Road Southwest during an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Black Hills High School commons, 7741 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater.

Thurston County Public Works staff members will be at the event to talk about the bridge’s design and construction process.

The bridge, known as the L-4, was first closed in January and then permanently shut down in February, due to scour. A temporary Bailey bridge was installed at the site in March.

Demolition of the old bridge is set to begin in August, and construction of the new one is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, according to a news release from Thurston County Public Works.

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