Beaver Creek and Fishtrap Creek Bridges
Coos County, Oregon
Start Date: Summer 2011
End Date: Summer 2012
The project team consisting of ODOT, Coos County, and Hamilton Construction collaborated to shave two full years off the schedule on the demolition and reconstruction of the Beaver Creek and Fishtrap Creek bridges between Coquille and Coos Bay, Oregon. During construction at the Beaver Creek bridge location, traffic was detoured onto a 250-ft. long detour structure. All foundation work for this new 250-ft. bridge took place outside of the creek, thereby reducing impact to the resident trout and salmon population during and after construction. The Fishtrap Creek Bridge was replaced utilizing Accelerated Bridge Construction techniques during a 90-day bridge closure in the summer of 2012.