Astoria-Megler Bridge closed due to wind damage - KPTV - FOX 12

All lanes open on Astoria-Megler Bridge

Posted: Updated:

Strong winds caused damage to the Astoria-Megler Bridge on Sunday, causing ODOT crews to close off the bridge for hours.

ODOT officials said winds loosened platform panels that served as a deck for painters.

While there was no damage to the bridge itself, the loose panels made traveling across the bridge unsafe, authorities said.

A crew assessed the bridge Monday morning, and the bridge opened to one lane of alternating traffic at around 11:15 a.m.

All lanes reopened around 1:30 p.m.

During the closure, ODOT recommended drivers needing to reach Washington use the Longview Bridge on Highway 30 at Rainier.

Copyright 2012 KPTV (Meredith Corporation.) All rights reserved.


Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.