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.
February 2020 Update:
The Duportail Bridge project is progressing as anticipated. Concrete for all five bridge deck spans has been poured and cured now. The contractor, Apollo, Inc., has now completed installation of the three 24” ductile iron water mains that are attached underneath the bridge via utility hangers. During the month of February, a connection from the newly installed ductile iron pipe to the existing 36” concrete cylinder pipe will be made, which will result in abandoning this old 1950’s section of concrete pipe that currently runs under the Yakima River and ties to the City’s reservoirs.
The temporary in-water work berm, which was utilized in multiple ways for the construction of the bridge, has been completely removed from the Yakima River. Wall 5, also known as the “Sun Wall”, is also completed now aside from minor patching and pigmented sealer application, which will be done in the spring due to temperature requirements. Lastly, landscaping work has also been completed along the two noise walls near Hills Mobile Park