I found this:
It seems like they are going to repair and then do other things later and gave the contract to the same company for everything.
As you can see in the photo the impact hit right where the vertical railing pieces connected with/near the deck.
They say they are going to be spending $319,000 to repair this bridge. Seems like a lot of money to replace a section of railing. This isn't one of those "repair" projects that actually means demolish and replace is it? Can anyone provide any insight into this project's scope of work?
A friend posted about this online and I see Mike Goff's comment below.
Here's another media article/coverage link.
This bridge suffered some fairly serious damage last night after a rock smashed through the deck and rail. Hopefully, the structural damage is minimal and repairs can be made.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That bridge just takes my breath away and I would love to try and see that in person someday. Many thanks for sharing it with us. Just awesome.....
Thanks for the love guys as I am a new contributor here! It is an awesome spot and the way the bridge blends into the stunning natural setting is pretty awesome. I also uploaded a second picture from the opposite view as requested!
Sometimes it’s funny how things workout. I have been waiting a year to get my new camera and photograph this little bridge that was just outside my backdoor when I worked in Portland. I had photographed this little structure with my old camera, but the photos were junk.
I purchased my new camera last week and am headed to the Portland area in two weeks. I am planning on heading up the gorge and do a bunch of new shots. Just when I am finally going to get the photos of the falls and the Benson Bridge, bam someone else has done it.
Very nice work Chris, I'll have a hard time doing a better job with the side profile shot. I would love to see more photos if you have them.
This is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen.
WOW!....The Columbia River Gorge and it's waterfalls have been on the top of "Places to visit" list since I was a kid.
Might end up on my bucket list....but I'll get there someday!