General Schedule Information
The City began construction in March 2018 and anticipates opening the bridge to traffic in the summer of 2020. The construction process is arranged around limited opportunities to do construction work in the Yakima River. The limitations are imposed for fish passage reasons by federal agencies.
Duportail Bridge Groundbreaking Event
The Duportail Bridge Project is officially underway!
On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Richland residents, council members, staff and various agency representatives came together to kick off the Duportail Bridge project. Also in attendance were representatives from Apollo, Inc., the awarded contractor tasked with Connecting Richland.
Thank you to everyone who joined us in this celebration!
January 2019 Update:
During the months of December and January, Apollo has been making good progress on the reconstruction the CID canal during the irrigation offseason window. Also, advancement has been made on the construction of the geosynthetic retaining wall, which will have the concrete “Sun Wall” panel. Pier 2 concrete footings and columns have been completed as well. Besides finishing the canal work prior to irrigation season, the other main focus has been on completing Piers 1 and 2 in preparation for the setting of the concrete girders across all 5 spans this coming spring.
Apollo is also continuing to make progress on noise wall 2 (north of the Hills Mobile Home Park driveway) as approximately 80% of it is now completed, not counting the colored sealer to be applied later. Majority of the underground utility work (water, sewer, storm, some electrical) has also been completed, including the installation of the 42” ductile iron water main.