General Schedule Information
The City began construction in March 2018 and anticipates opening the bridge to traffic in the fall 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!
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