In February 2005, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay completed Phase I of a long-planned rail bridge rehabilitation. Total project costs for engineering and construction was approximately $6.73 million, with funding from the federal government through the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department, the Coos County (North Bay) Urban Renewal Agency and the Regional Investment Board. Phase I consisted of repair and replacement of structural steel components, rebuilding of a support pier and installation of a new fendering system for two piers.
Project Completed: The Port applied for $12.7 million in Tiger III transportation grant funding for the Coos Bay Rail Bridge Rehabilitation Project and successfully obtained this grant. Phase II added additional structural steel repair and replacement, application of a protective coating system and other work as needed.