Heavy Highway Projects - Covered Bridges

Chitwood Covered Bridge

Location: Lincoln County, Oregon

Description: This project consisted of repairing and restoring a 96 foot Howe Truss Span covered bridge built in 1926. The repairs included removing the existing cedar siding and replacing with new clear gain siding, removing and replacing the steel hanger rods, replacing the timber decking and running boards, removing and replacing timber railing, removing and replacing sections of the timber truss, removing and replacing cedar roofing, adjusting main span camber truss, replacing the corbels at each end of the bridge, and installing a temporary detour bridge.