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!
March 2019 Update:
The month of February brought record amounts of snow and added some challenges and delays to the progress on the project. Even with the adverse weather conditions, reconstruction of the CID canal is nearly complete as the canal will be ready for water once irrigation season starts back up. Contractor completed Pier 2 columns and Pier 1 footing, and continuing to construct the two locations in preparation for 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.