Beaver Creek Bridge
The Beaver Creek Bridge is located on Hwy 47 approximately 10 miles south of Vernonia, Oregon. It is a single span bridge to be replaced due to structural deficiency and stream constriction. The project is currently in the design and permitting phase. Due to a deep soft layer of soil discovered during geotechnical explorations, the bridge will be supported on piling and the abutments will be supported by tied back sheet piling. This is to preclude lateral spreading during a seismic event. Additionally, cellular concrete will be used for a portion of the roadway fill to minimize settlement. Rapid bridge construction techniques will be incorporated into the project to limit the overall road closure time to two months.
Client: ODOT Region 2
Project Manager: Douglas Sarkkinen
Type: Transportation; Bridge