The Oregon Department
of Transportation is imposing weight restrictions on two westbound bridges
along Interstate 84. Recent inspections have revealed cracks in the horizontal
concrete beams supporting the bridges.
Trucks with axle weights
above 20,000 pounds for single axles, over 34,000 pounds for tandem axles
or trucks with a total weight exceeding 105,500 pounds will no longer be allowed
on the westbound bridges. One bridge crosses Union Pacific tracks in Hood
River (milepost 63.4) and the other spans the Sandy River in Troutdale (milepost
Trucks are being redirected
onto Oregon 35 (exit 64), which travels south before meeting up with U.S.
26 near Mt. Hood, and heading west to I-205. Repair work is expected to begin
on the bridges soon, with temporary work expected to be completed by April