The Duportail Bridge is the final segment in the Duportail / Stevens Corridor strategy to provide improved multi-modal connectivity between central Richland and the Queensgate area.
The City began construction in March 2018 and anticipates opening the bridge to traffic in the fall of 2020.
This project is split into two phases, the bridge itself, and the intersection of SR240 and Duportail Street. For details on each phase, visit our Project Phases subpage.
Additional information, to include our media releases and public outreach efforts, can be seen here:
- Public Outreach
- Project Benefits
- Environmental Documents
- Artistic Architectural Elements
** Project Updates**
For the duration of the project's construction, access to the river at the project site is restricted. This includes the boat launch and trail system. Please use alternate boat launches upstream and downstream from the project site. A detour to the trail route is in place and is signed accordingly.
August 2019 Update:
The Duportail Bridge project is progressing as anticipated. The third of five bridge deck spans was poured on August 13, and left covered to cure for the required two-week period thereafter. Concrete to close the gap between previously poured Span 4 and Span 5 decks was poured on August 15, which is the upper cap at Pier 5. The contractor, Apollo, Inc., is scheduled to place Span 1 deck concrete in the next two weeks, and then continue progressing onto the final Span 2 after that. They will also prepare Pier 4 upper cap for concrete pour to fill in the gap between Spans 3 and 4.
Curb and gutter concrete was also placed on the south side of the Yakima River last week and the contractor will be working on grade preparation for sidewalk this week on the north side.