Beginning Monday, the Lacamas Creek Bridge on state Route 506 near Vader will be closed while the Washington State Department of Transportation’s contractor, Farline Bridge, Inc., works to replaceit. The existing timber bridge,  originally built in 1951, no longer meets modern bridge standards and needs repairs. 

“The current timber bridge is nearly 70 years old and has outlived its useful life,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Colin Newell in a press release. “The new concrete bridge will benefit all travelers by improving safety with a wider structure that includes better pedestrian and bicycle access.”

During the closure, travelers between Vader and Interstate-5 will follow a signed detour, using South Military Road and state Route 505. 

The new bridge is expected to be open to travelers this winter.

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