After two years, about 2,000 gallons of paint and roughly 5000 hours of hard work, the Morrison Bridge has its first new coat of paint in 66 years.
Multnomah County successfully finished the $26 million Morrison Bridge Paint Project this month, giving the bridge a fresh look and creating a safer crossing for the community. The project was federally funded with a 10% match from the County.
“After more than 60 years, the Morrison Bridge was in desperate need of a new coat of paint,” Project Manager, Kenneth Huntley said. “We were able to not only repaint the bridge, but we also found several seriously damaged steel sections through inspections that we were able to fix. These repairs extended the life of the bridge significantly.”
Source: Multnomah County