OIPCB Announces Plans for Bridge Repair

Coos Bay, Or. - The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay wants to share with our stakeholders and the public our intentions to repair the swing span bridge that has been out of service since Friday, April 13th. The Port and our engineering consultants have completed an analysis of the failure and are finalizing a construction plan to get the bridge back in working order. At this point, we are expecting a three-month time frame to conclude the repairs needed to get the bridge back to operational status.

While the ultimate cost of repairs is not yet known, The Port will cover expenses by leveraging funding already in place to execute the required repairs.

In a true sense of community, there has been a great deal of hard work done by the Port, Jordan Cove and local rail shippers to quickly stand up an interim solution connecting local shippers to the national rail network and ensuring ongoing production of Coos Bay products. Thanks in large part to Jordan Cove who have provided a site to facilitate an intermodal transfer area to be used as an interim solution until the bridge is operable.

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For additional media information, please contact:

Margaret Barber, External Affairs Manager, Port of Coos Bay Phone 541.266.3713 / E-mail: mbarber@portofcoosbay.com / www.portofcoosbay.com