Rambler Dr: Little Pudding River Bridge 5419A Rehabilitation
County has received federal funding to rehabilitate the Rambler Drive Bridge between
the cities of Mt Angel and Salem. The current bridge is a 1575-foot-long,
2-lane Timber Bridge built in 1963. The bridge approach rails are substandard, its
substructure is in poor condition, and the timber decking system has wide-spread decay.
The need for seasonal maintenance is accelerating. The existing bridge rails
are very short (only about 20 inches tall) and protrude toward the roadway
about 16 inches in front of the face of rail, creating a launching hazard. The rehabilitation will include replacing the rotting timber decking system
and installing a new deck membrane and deck joints to protect the timber
girders and pile caps, installing new bridge rails to improve roadway safety
and installing new guardrail and guardrail transitions at the bridge
Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2023 and be completed in the spring of 2025.
Federal Aid Surface Transportation funds along with County matching funds are being utilized to construct the upgrades. The total project cost is estimated to be $5,024,400 which includes engineering, right of way and construction.
For questions or comments about this project, please email ConstructionProjects@co.marion.or.us.